Music is taken from higher planes of consciousness. Raw emotions played through saddened guitar riffs and wistful melodic combinations drag the listener through the forest of thoughts. It was created to enjoy those beautiful and painful melancholic desolations around us
Chernaa symbolises the feeling that life is meaningless and that we are utterly insignificant when compared to the size of universe. Like the beauty of gazing vacantly into the black void and being detached from all other worries in life. As soon as the melancholy becomes the basic disposition of man, it reflects a world that has lost its firm order and human life is at the very edge of incurable disease. And it is this transient awareness of the nothingness that triggers emotional responses that are too mysterious and profound and which we are trying to capture with our music.
This is a beautifully scorching multilayered atmospheric black metal album that I loved at first listen and still grows on me even more with every spin. From beginning to end it doesnt let up with the riffs and the multi howl attack. Im looking forward to the next one and really anything Mare Cognitum is involved in. stevenbeverage
Albeit the physical CD has been part of my home since its release, this was still missing in my bandcamp collection and White Ward need any support they can get more than ever. Honestly, I even would have re-bought this if they did not, as this record is the best possible way that the band's sound could have evolved after Futilty Report. No need for flowery language: this is everything its predecessor was, but even better and more fleshed out. We do not deserve this and we hardly ever will. David Fischer
I don't really like black metal much. But... this is pitched far enough from the archetypes of the genre that I can actually enjoy it as the beautiful piece of progressive metal that it is. Lethologica82
The latest Battle Dagorath is not quite as genius as its predecessor Frozen Light. Yes, the production is better and the guitars get a lot more of well-deserved attention. However, while BSB does a hell of a job, Vinterriket is truly missed this time. Keys are simpler and the interludes..., well... Still, Abyss Horizons is an outstanding example of sublime Black Metal. It takes you on a cosmic journey to your inner self and back in just 75 min. Highly recommended and easily album of the year. Mohemian