Band: Ôros Kaù
Genre: Black Metal
Release Date: September 22nd, 2023
Label: I, Voidhanger Records
Author: Michael Litteral
Abandon all hope of light before you enter…
The devourment of darkness is behind this veil…
Strap in tight and truly feel someone’s devotion to the untamed forces.
Ôros Kaù marches forward to the doorstep of HOLY DEATH with its jaw-dropping sophomore album, ‘Thanatos.’ Through twisted melodies and layering of sounds AND volume, Thanatos is a journey that will terrify even the most advanced practitioners. This is truly dark as it has some of the most unhinged, monster-like death growls and gurgles. I mention the gurgles specifically because I’m not kidding you when I say that the vocals are that much of a GIANT, rabid beast.
The overall mood and tone of this slab of blackened devotion is that of a moment that is cut from the fabric of space and time and given to the other realm past this of what we’re familiar with. Meaning, that the time spent and wisdom gained during this ritual cannot be fathomed without being in this specific time and place. It stays in its own separate part of the soul. Forever given to something greater than you will ever become in this lifetime.
My favorite part of the album is the closing track, ‘Bios-Phos-Metis.’ It has the same energy as ‘Kosmik Katatonik Korpse‘ from Sol Kia. They both carry this heavy dread of walking the green mile. It’s as if you’re marching forward to your demise. It’s a fascinating feeling for music to capture.
Thanatos isn’t casual, and it shouldn’t be treated as such. This is proper black worship. One of the main things that draws me to black metal is bands that take mysticism/occultism seriously. CZLT is an excellent example of a musician who carries the black torch through the gateways of death.
Biography: Michael Litteral is just your friendly neighborhood metalhead who can’t seem to find his way out of the black, and he’s just fine with that.