Celestial Grave – Secular Flesh LP
Celestial Grave – 'Secular Flesh' LP
140g black vinyl edition with 12 page LP sized booklet limited to 400 copies
Finnish Black Metal seemingly brought from the beyond, without seeking salvation or enlightenment, CELESTIAL GRAVE bury themselves even deeper into the heart of abyss with their long-awaited debut album, 'Secular Flesh'. Both emblematic of their sound to date and striking upon even bolder expressions of it, the 32-minute Secular Flesh comprises four equally epic, deliriously enveloping songs that draw the listener into CELESTIAL GRAVE's unique world and refuse to relent. Madness and melody are writ large across this Secular Flesh, moving with portentous passion and a certain frayed-ends-of-sanity mesmerism; the production is suitably murky yet clear, densely layered yet seemingly bare-bones. In that, above all, Secular Flesh conveys a mysteriousness that's extremely difficult to achieve in black metal in 2019, all while laying their souls wide open. Or, simply, that CELESTIAL GRAVE have achieved an elevated state of songwriting that puts the band in a class populated by precious few nowadays. Hark, for CELESTIAL GRAVE hereby offer the path of Secular Flesh...how thick is your skin?