They have created a graceful creature, ready to lead you on a journey of discovery. Allow them to do so.
Its strengths lie in the quality of the recordings and arrangements, and particularly in the amount of time and space given to each song to build and develop ideas to their conclusion
Pure gold doesn’t come directly from the ground. The stuff that is mined needs to be heated at very high temperatures to separate it from the dross.
Adhering fairly tightly to the supposed rules of black metal, Circle Of Salt manage to also convincingly pull elements from other parts of the heavy metal universe and assemble them expertly.
There are long stretches of calm, though not pleasant or happy, passages, interrupted by massive brutality and intensity.
Caina, initially a one man project, now a two man project, and Cara Neir, a two man both play styles of extreme music which are hard to pigeon hole. As this split clearly shows, it doesn’t matter in terms of quality.