This album is named Triumph of Gloom. It includes 8 tracks with titles such as On the Unknown Self They Weep, Ease of Wretchedness and Wonder, and A Spell of Sorrow To Relieve the Curse of Triumph. The very first song includes a sample in which the speaker insists there is no special purpose to your life and that we’re nothing. And with signposts such as those, together with the creator’s references to negative metal, you might be misled into thinking you’ll be brought to the outskirts of funeral doom, or perhaps guided into the catacombs of cavernous death metal, or possibly have. This isn’t Rebel Wizard’s first release - five EPs appeared in 2015, some of which I managed to write about here. Those were very, very good, but with Triumph of Gloom, Rebel Wizard has reached new heights - and the air up there is rarefied indeed. This release is remarkable.
Triumph of Gloom (2016) by Rebel Wizard. Genres: Black Metal, Heavy Metal Members: NKSV.
Rebel Wizard have coined their own definition for their music: negative metal. The project of Nekrasov’s NKSV, Rebel Wizard is a combination of black, thrash, heavy and power metal. You can get a taste of the negativity with a full album stream of Triumph of Gloom, originally self-released and now slated for a re-release through Prosthetic Records. The gallop of thrash and power metal is present, fused with the evil vocals and negativity. Stream the album in full below
Triumph of Gloom Rebel Wizard. Listen on Apple Music. 4. Ease of Wretchedness and Wonder. 5. A Spell of Sorrow to Relieve the Curse of Triumph.
by Clayton MichaelsFebruary 22, 2017February 22, 20170. Rebel Wizard’s Triumph of Gloom is one of those albums that on paper shouldn’t even come close to working, but, to misappropriate a sports cliché, music isn’t played on paper–that’s why you have to actually play the game
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