MONDKOPF / HADES
Parisian Paul Régimbeau aka Mondkopf returns with another atmospheric LP on his In Paradisum imprint. Hades continues his transition from relatively floor-friendly tech to a much darker, doom-inspired sound. Much of the music here is built around slow, sludgy black-metal riffs and embellished with gothic-inspired touches like organ, choir and trumpet. ‘Here Come The Whispers’ even offers a moment of outright beauty halfway through, when bleak chants fade into melodic strings. For those who fancy bloody, booming Blackest Ever Black-style tracks, there’s bruiser ‘Eternal Dust’, and the club ready one-two of ‘Cause & Cure’ and ‘Immolate’.