Voices of the Winds
Dark atmospheric black metal is the MO of the debut album from Usynlig Tumult. Ukraine has been a strong breeding ground in recent years for extreme metal acts, churning out great bands such as Evroklidon, Angel 7, and the Eastern European folk metal masters Holy Blood. Bursting onto the scene with a vengeance, Usynlig Tumult plays cold Scandinavian-influenced atmospheric black metal. Embracing the heritage of black metal's birthplace, the band's name is Norwegian, roughly "Invisible Turmoil" in English, and the songs project this theme with their dark atmosphere and ambience contrasting with the shrill vocals and brutal guitars and drumming. The band transcends typical black metal boundaries, infusing folk and even some progressive tendencies into their songs. The members of Usynlig Tumult also play in Ukraine's melodic death metal act Coram Deo, who just recently released their full length debut. Usynlig Tumult is recommended for fans of Antestor, Emperor, Naglfar, and all selfrespecting fans of dark black metal. Embrace the atmosphere and prepare to be musically slain. SELLING POINTS • Debut album from Ukrainian black metal band • 6 blistering atmospheric brutal tracks • Features members of melodic death metal band Coram Deo • For fans of Antestor, Emperor, Naglfar, and self-respecting fans of black and extreme metal • Reviews and advertising in major publications OUTBURN MAGAZINE REVIEW USYNLIG TUMULT Voices of the Winds (BOMBWORKS) 7 TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL: Eschewing Ukrainian black metal's ever common National Socialist rhetoric, the duo known as Usynlig Tumult takes things one step further to buck the modus operandi as a blasphemous/heathen/Satanic art form with their surprising Christian themes. Of course, one would be hard pressed to notice this given the band's panda appearance, burly metal attire, and Norwegian moniker, even though the "T's" in "Tumult" are displayed un-inverted upon the cover art for Voices of the Winds. Luckily for Usynlig Tumult, the music contained within these six tracks surpasses many of their Christian metal counterparts. The whirring guitars, shrieking vocals, and strong bass all possess a certain charm, reminiscent of the genre's very early years. Had not Voices of the Winds possessed the honest atmosphere it does, Usynlig Tumult would be spending their free time at the bottom of the cutout bin. Still, the notion of Christian black metal is a difficult one. With so few options available for the band to either win over their God fearing compatriots, or convince the devil loving hordes, it seems that Usynlig Tumult is stuck between a rock and a hard place. While Voices of the Windsis decent, it needs to be more than that in order to beat the odds stacked against it's crossover potential. ~ George Pacheco.