This year is now approaching its end and I’m torn between considering it pretty fucking dismal personally speaking, or absolutely great thanks to all these great records that have come out one after another. If we fly back to January, “Ildsvanger” stormed out many black metal devotees thanks to its melody-stained-aggressiveness, a noble rawness that sounded both sublime and inhuman.

And I don’t consider that an excellent album needs a follow-up. If Slægt wanted to slam their door and disappear into the ether right as we speak, they’d have done more than most already. But Asrok is still here and “Beautiful And Damned”, a new 12” EP, will be released in January by Iron Bonehead. The label is now sharing, from it, “Alshinecheri”: