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Euprosopon

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geisterfaust
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geisterfaust While not as atmospheric and bass driven as Heilige Land, Euprosopon ditches some of the formulas used before in favor of harder songs and more diverse sounds. Favorite track: Verban.
H.L.
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H.L. "Euprosopon" spreads a slightly obscure black metal atmosphere. The four songs are epic but also accessible. Sure, there are influences from other bands, but all in all ISKANDR play a quite rare and unusual style. You may take Drudkh (which play more repetitive), Ruins of Beverast (which appear far more obscure) or Borgne (which are far more evil and darker) as closest references. A great album for repeated listening! Favorite track: Verban.
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Ludwigar Amidst an infertile steppe, Iskandr captivates the decadent spirit of wandering souls with 'Euprosopon', a grandiloquent & majestic black metal act. Just best 2018's album. Favorite track: Verban.
SDavie
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SDavie Iskandr has produced a post-medieval, atmospheric masterwork of the genre, as well as one of the most compelling and important releases of this year. Favorite track: Heriwalt.
Dave Aftandilian
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Dave Aftandilian One of the most moving, innovative, even transcendent black metal albums I’ve heard in quite some time. The darkness shines so bright. I see the starry path glowing before me, and I step forward out of my body toward enlightenment. Chants from inhuman throats echo all around me. Their buzzing drones resonate in my soul. Soon I feel my throat opening, adding my own tortured, ecstatic cries to this chorus of the blessed damned.
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Iskandr now returns with it's second full-length album entitled “Euprosopon”. The album's title expresses the impossibility of the ideal man. However, formulating new concepts of heroism is nessecary to preserve ideas of strife and longing in an age of eternal devaluation. The record departs from previous works in it's more pronounced songwriting, confrontational attitude and triumphant regal flourishes. Euprosopon aims to evoke heroic medieval symbolism, while taking musical cues mainly from Norwegian classics such as Enslaved's “Eld”, the “Dark Sorcery EP” by Aeternus and “...Again Shall Be” by Hades, to enrich it's already established style and sound. Supported by the session drums and production assistance of M. Koops of Fluisteraars, Euprosopon surely will be seen as a definite leap in an attempt to chart a path of noble and austere black metal art.

Euprosopon consists of four tracks, clocking a respectable fourty-five minutes. Battle scarred and worn, the tortured vocals tell, in four cuts respectfully; of defiance in the face of mortal odds, impermanence of kingly might, banishment under pain of death and the resurgence of a new age. The informed listener will detect in the music an increased complexity in composition, range and atmospheric elements. Coupled with an increased clarity in sound while retaining a natural and uncompromising outlook familiar for those who are aware of the previous output of the Haeresis Noviomagi circle, this record will certainly demonstrate the heights this project is yearning to reach.

Venerable DigiCD & Vinyl editions via Eisenwald, with a pro-tape edition (featuring lush risograph printed artwork) under the sigil of Haeresis Noviomagi.

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released September 28, 2018

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ISKANDR Nijmegen, Netherlands

Obscure heathen black metal from the catacombs of Nijmegen. Dark medieval atmospheres, melancholic longing and regal triumph.

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