Enigmatic and quite spellbinding! I found myself hanging on almost every note and turn of phrase and passage. The cover art and name deftly capture this work: mysterious, shining, fragile, awash in light. If this is a swan song for the Iskandr we have known, it's a lovely one.
Intended as both an addendum to what last year’s “Vergezicht” had to offer, as well as a swansong for the musical style Iskandr had developed throughout three albums and two EP’s, “Glas” offers an introspective hymn to the olden times of yesteryears.
Developed from materials recorded during the “Vergezicht” sessions, the elevated acoustic instrumentation and deep ambient elements that framed many songs from that album take a central role in the nearly fifteen-minute composition presented here.
Iskandr has steadily developed a highly personal style of triumphant medieval metal inspired by the natural surroundings and deep history of Gelderland and Nijmegen in particular. “Vergezicht” can be viewed as the zenith of this process, and “Glas” it’s afterword; making room for a future evolution in style and sound that will at first be presented as live performances starting this autumn.
thanks Fluisteraars! I just love your music. A very good atmosphérique black metal band with experimental/ ambient passage. This album is literally one of my classics in my black metal journey.
The first time I heard this record, I feel scared and no other album make me feel that. Just, I feel like it's probably my favourite black metal album of all time. Continue in that way ! quentin_milcent