Wanderer - Bypassing The Abyss

The Wanderer project was created in the summer of 2003 by two participants known as Mysteriom and Dragonheart. Even though this was released in 2005 I've never heard of it before. This is intense raw & extreme black metal in the truest sense of the word. What I like about this release is the pretty unique sound very cold & industrial sounding with very obvious links to old brutal bands like Blasphemy & so on... Alongside with some pretty cool riffs they use some majestic synth arrangements in the background that manages to create a descent sound. The tracks here are pretty long lasting actually up to 10 minutes so there is some deadlights here and there. And the production ,especially the vocals & guitars can be a bit "too much" at times for my taste,it becomes to noisy and chaotic overall. But there is some pretty good tracks on the album,but the production ruins the overall impression at times. It's not a bad album,but it's not something that will end up in my favorite list in the long run,but it's worth a listen if you're into raw industrial sounding black metal.  

This fall, Germany's Dunkelheit Produktionen will unearth the relic that is WANDERER's Bypassing the Abyss. Originally released on Magik Art in 2005, this rare recording of dark and atmospheric black metal, which was noticeably flawed due when original master was damaged before pressing, has been carefully repaired and re-mastered so every misanthropic second rings through in the way it was intended. The new edition of Bypassing the Abyss comes as a digipak with 12-page booklet including Mysterion's [vocals/lyrics/artwork] original pictures and art editing of the known Russian designer Al.Ex [Mayhem Project]. Dunkelheit Produktionen has plans for a fall release with vinyl treatment coming in 2013.

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