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 Uyttenhove’s impassioned vocals.
Opener ‘Avraham’ demonstrates this beautifully. Chimes, bells, cello and percussion blending until Uyttenhove’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