mastermind Tamas Katai from Hungary has been forging a kind of music originally
closer to black metal but evolving in a way that transcends genres and labels. Using
a large array of instruments and sonorities, the experiments of Thy Catafalque are fast, engaging, and
have enough time to unfold as the songs evolve and unveil their labyrinthine structures.
At some point, there’s a eerie sense of contemporary but also timeless
experience with Sgùrr even more than
supergroup that is VHOL delivers
again the product of a real supergroup and not just a record of big known names
making average music that will sell. With Mike Scheidt (YOB) on vocals, two ex-Ludicra
of John Cobbett (Hammers of Misfortune)
and Aesop Dekker (Agalloch) together
with bassist Sigrid Sheie (Hammers of
Misfortune, ex-Amber Asylum) we
are in for what a metal album should sound like.