Void. Emptiness. Despair. Annihilation. The anonymous yet monstrous gathering of Spaniards known as ALTARAGE suggest all those negative feelings at once as their uncompromised take on black/death takes no prisoners, literally. After an already extremely promising debut EP last year (simply titled ‘MMXV’), their first proper full-lenght ‘Nihl’ seemingly takes those brave enough to plunge into this cesspool of blackness even deeper into hell. They on purpose conduct an unrelenting assault on all your senses at once whereas all the instruments and vocals seem to be all melt together in one gigantic lava stream. Set out to make you physically uncomfortable and with on purpose very breaks, they may evoke at times PORTAL but with a twist on their own, as if their madness and Lovecraftian visions was all theirs.
Released simultaneously on tape by SENTIENT RUINS LABORATORIES/SOL Y NIEVE, lp by IRON BONEHEAD and deluxe digipack by DOOMENTIA, ‘Nihl’ is evil music from beyond and the soundtrack to your nightmares.