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.
I discovered a lot of excellent German black metal in 2019 and one of the bands which I have to recommend insistently is WALLFAHRER. Their style is dynamic and powerful, but also melodic and enthralling. Dramatic, epic, atmospheric songs, a good portion of catchiness and a whiff of poetry in best German tradition are admirable features of this first class debut with just the right sound! H.L.
Vukari play a unique brand of post-black metal that isn't afraid of emotive melody, but unlike 99% of their peers in the subgenre, have found a way to avoid the pitfalls of saccharine post-rock. Focusing on progressive songwriting that slowly and painstakingly constructs dizzying spires of riff-architecture, Vukari have created something that borrows from the sonic worlds of post-rock and traditional black metal, but doesn't sound quite like either. PannionSeer