Krvna – The Rhythmus Of Death Eternal CD
Krvna – 'The Rhythmus Of Death Eternal' CD
Digi-sleeve CD edition
Ripplingly, robustly recorded, 2024's 'The Rhythmus of Death Eternal' is a unique record in its half-hour construction: three brand-new tracks, each epic at seven minutes apiece, and then covers of Abigor and Viking-era Bathory. In those three new tracks Krvna bring their already-bubbling-over majesty & mysticism into clearer, more-cutting light, keeping apace with the evolution from one full-length to the next. They're recognisably black metal, of course - surging, sky scraping, even sensual - but the urgency is blanching and the melodicism and especially soloing simply sublime. The themes of delving deeper into existentialism and the death of God and criticism his ultimate creation are thus accomplished in a manner most poignant. Then come the two covers, which would almost seem like Krvna tracks themselves if one were not well versed in '90s black metal; the cascading sensation comes full circle as The Rhythmus of Death Eternal closes in triumphant fashion. "What Great Lengths" indeed!