Finally repressed with new artwork!
Musically The Black Heart Rebellion have evolved into a tribalistic beast. Guitars lower in the mix, drums and additional percussive elements compliment Pieter Uyttenhoveâ€™s impassioned vocals.
Opener â€˜Avrahamâ€™ demonstrates this beautifully. Chimes, bells, cello and percussion blending until Uyttenhoveâ€™s breathless vocals begin. Then the feeling of being chased through the woods by an axe-murderer takes over.
Something about TBHR reminds me of the much missed The God Machine, but more in the grandiose delivery rather than a direct musical comparision perhaps. There is also a shared vibe with fellow Belgian titans Amenra but without their crushing heaviness.
Indeed the friendship between them extends to a collaborative sharing of artistic and musical philosophies and mutual appreciation.
2. The woods I run from
5. Crawling low and eating dust
6. Ein avdat
7. Gold and myrrh
8. Into the land of another