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Metal 1on1 is proud to present a one-person epic/atmospheric black metal act, with his second full-length release << Age of Darkness and Frost >>
FFO: early-Burzum, Black Funeral, Darkspace, Summoning, Elffor, Caladan Brood
Band: Moon and Azure Shadow
Home: USA (Los Angeles, California)
Style: Epic/Atmospheric Black
Title: Age of Darkness and Frost
Release: 3rd September 2019 / 27th March 2020 (remastered)
Label: Unsigned/independent / Repose Records (remastered)
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑: 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖙𝖆𝖗 & 𝕭𝖆𝖘𝖘: An mixture of breathtakingly piano/keyboards (akin to dungeon synth) with low guitar rhythms
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑: 𝖁𝖔𝖈𝖆𝖑𝖘: Low, raspy/shrieks & snarls (somewhat kin to depression black metal) that are
blackness, despair and hatefulness
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖗𝖚𝖒𝖘: Keeping to a low fundamental beat (with warm rhythms and melodies), countless malefic blast-beats, yet dark and epic
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖁: 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑: Moon and Azure Shadow (opens a door of something new & epic) this is fifty minutes of breathtakingly & magical/fantasy realm of dark & beauty at the same time.
A musical journey that will keep you memorizes, and your ears entertained, combining influences from Japanese soundtracks & epic/atmospheric black metal to create an immersive dark and ethereal sound/dark orchestral sounds, with epic & dynamic drumming, arrangements & multifaceted of the vocals & sound fx (just breathtakingly beautiful) adds that (extra) wall of sound
Deliverance of beautiful instrumental black metal, that is truly horrifying and impressive, filled with nightmare-ish, dark, magical, spine-chilling, cold, depressing/dungeon synth, with outstanding musicianship & craftsmanship from start to end
Moon and Azure Shadow is a must for any black metal fan.
If you love ambient/ atmospheric black metal, dungeon synth, DSBM, Lord of the Rings and other mythology/fantasy & horror movies & stories, this is for you
Highly recommended, an album will never get bored with, making you come back for more!
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁: 𝕬𝖗𝖙𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖐: Original artwork is good, but I find the reissue and the remaster artwork, are much fitting, towards the music, "This is Epic & Black Metal" "Open the Doors, I shall take you on an epic journey." [for additional information on the artwork, click on the Bandcamp link]
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑: 𝕺𝖚𝖙𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌: Don't know where to begin?
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖎𝖘𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊: none
All Music Composed and Produced by Sean Yoshioka
#01. Across Dark Landscapes (03:18)*
#02. Age of Darkness and Frost (08:52)
#03. Black Winged Gates of Destiny Descend (02:13)*
#04. Abyssic Lunar Tower (17:27)
#05. Through the Channelling of Souls (03:17)*
#06. Unholy Vanquishing (10:45)
#07. Passage Through Time and Cold (04:30)*