WAXGOAT108 Ghremdrakk (Bel) - Sterrenpracht - DLP

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  • WAXGOAT108 Ghremdrakk (Bel) - Sterrenpracht - DLP

WAXGOAT108 Ghremdrakk (Bel) - Sterrenpracht - DLP

GOATOWAREX is proud to present on vinyl, for the first time ever, GHREMDRAKK’s classic debut album, Sterrenpracht.

Originally released on cassette during the autumn of 2005, GHREMDRAKK’s Sterrenpracht would become the very first CD release on GOATOWAREX on the momentous day of June 6th, 2006. Although relatively unknown at the time, GHREMDRAKK’s first full-length set forth a glorious new epoch for Belgian black metal. Bearing the title Sterrenpracht, GHREMDRAKK’s first public recording comprised a 66-minute castle of malodorous delights, medieval atmosphere, and non-more-grim solemnity. Ripped raw and unapologetically so – in essence, establishing GOATOWAREX’s spiritual parameters for black metal, which still burns brightly/darkly to this day – GHREMDRAKK’s cursed ruminations here largely moved at a stately mid-tempo pace but often dipping more towards the downered side of things, instilling that misery and malaise that so marked the darkest dungeons of the ‘90s black metal underground. Of course, bouts of violent speed exist across Sterrenpracht, but that violence feels self-inflicted, inward, further underlining the miserablist nature of the band’s aesthetic. Most curiously (and uniquely), a large number of riffs conjured by GHREMDRAKK across the album bear an almost sea-shanty style of phrasing: cursed and cast away at sea, a death by drowning imminent and assured. But, surely many sensations shall be instilled in a new generation of listeners thirsty for the past with this noble reissue…

As per GOATOWAREX’s highest standards, Sterrenpracht will be presented on double-LP vinyl format, with a whole side’s worth of bonus tracks culled from GHREMDRAKK’s never-publicly-heard first demo, altogether making for an hour and a half of music. Additionally, new and more sympathetic cover art as well as fully remastered audio make this rotten treasure even more timely, some 15 years after its original release. The past is alive once again!