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Introduction

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

Information:

Band: Moon and Azure Shadow

Home: USA (Los Angeles, California)

Style: Epic/Atmospheric Black

Title: Age of Darkness and Frost

Type: Full-length

Release: 3rd September 2019 / 27th March 2020 (remastered)

Runtime: 50:22

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!

Abyssic Journey

Of

Black Metal

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 

Members

All Music Composed and Produced by Sean Yoshioka

Tracks

#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)*

*instrumental

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