Location: Los Angeles, California
Genre: Black metal
Full length: Saturnian Bloodstorm
Format: Digital album
Label: Argento Records (Europe), Not Kvlt (USA)
Release date: March 26, 2023
Recently my friend Lorne sent me a YouTube link for the album “Saturnian Bloodstorm” by Lamp of Murmurr. As Lorne is a well known lover of black metal I figured that this one must be good—and just as I assumed the tracks held within this release are nothing short of pure mastery!
This album was newly released in 2023 and features cold production with a professional tone. The guitar work is as tight as Varg and Euronymous were not, the percussion is steadfast and pummeling and the vocals push forward with all the rasp that is expected from black metal legends from past to present. There are only six tracks on this release but they clock in at a full 40 minutes—so prepare yourself for an elegant blast of underground revelry!
Saturnian Bloodstorm is posted on YouTube for free but you can check out more on Instagram, Bandcamp and Metal Archives! It is also available from Argento Records, Wolves of Hades and Night of the Palemoon! I will also mention this was uploaded to YouTube by the gauntlet that is known as “Black Metal Promotion”. So many good bands are uploaded to this account so I would suggest that all fans of black metal give this a go. I have yet to hear something from here that I absolutely hated and the vast majority of releases are of a really high quality! Without further rambling I will just say this album was a supreme win—and the cover is damn cool too! -Devin J. Meaney
M.: All instruments, additional programming, mixing and mastering.
1. Conqueror Beyond the Frenzied Fog
2. Hymns of Death, Rays of Might
3. Seal of the Dominator
4. Descending From the Aurora
5. In Communion With the Wintermoon
6. Saturnian Bloodstorm