Rising up from Lucifer’s den and clawing their way out of the abyss below to provide you with nothing but blackened misery is Dark Archive. These blasphemers have been around since 2016, and since their blackened inception have released an EP in 2016 titled Abandon All Hope, only to follow that up with two more releases titled Closure of Empyrean Delirium and Godfear Eradication respectively. Cultivate Our Blood in Aeon is the culmination of both Closure of Empyrean Delirium and Godfear Eradication ultimately providing you with five total tracks of black metal destruction and malevolence. For five straight tracks you become acquainted with a blistering, hellish and hell fire soaked sound that rips and tears at your flesh until you are nothing more than bone.
Dark Archive lure you in to their brand of tempestuous black metal with a brief intro that ultimately leads you in to pure destruction and carnage. Cultivate Our Blood in Aeon is a savage and unrelenting release that charges at you horns first trying only to impale, maim and expunge you from this earth. From the very get go, Dark Archive is unapologetic in their approach as they riddle each track with tightly knit, razor sharp riffs that are supplemented by blasting drumming that picks away at your sanity for the entirety of the release. You never really have a moment to catch your breath or prepare yourself for the coming aural assault as Dark Archive swiftly move from track to track ladling visceral punishment upon you.
Cultivate Our Blood in Aeon is a turbulent release that never really gives you a moment of reprieve. Even in tracks such as Closure of Empyrean Delirium where they fade the track out with a more serene sound and with Godfear Eradication where they lull you in to a sense of safety; those moments never last all too long before Dark Archive rain scalding, ferocious and venomous black metal down from the sky draining you of your life. Each track is a monster all its own, gifting you with nothing but malevolent and satanic tunes for you to relinquish your soul to.
This release from Dark Archive is well strung together and well performed creating an overall sound that is clean and incredibly flesh peeling. Cultivate Our Blood in Aeon is a destructive force, one that is unrelenting and unforgiving. Ultimately, this is a great listen as it provides you with plenty of gnarled tunes to crank your neck to all while making you want more and more blasphemous tracks leading to you pressing play over again.
Cultivate Our Blood in Aeon was released through Inverse Records January 31, 2018.
Links to follow:
Dark Archive Facebook
Dark Archive Bandcamp
Check out the official videos for Cultivate Our Blood in Aeon and Varpunen Jouluaamuna below!