Black Metal from Latvia.
"To truly understand what Eschatos is, look inside your own abyss. Look inside those things that make you feel condemned, uncomfortable and wary, things that make you raging mad and rabid, things that make you feel hateful. This is the fuel that burns the black flame of art that is Eschatos – untamed, lawless, pure and destructive."
"What a splendid work of dark art that is this release. It is hard to put in words how brilliant this creation is, you have to listen to it in order to fully sense the coldness, the viciousness contained in this album. There’s an old-school feel in “The Grand Noir”, but still being atmospheric, while keeping the band’s own identity and, at times, chaotic and desperate. The music feels abrasive, but at the same time smooth, combining elements of Progressive and Black Metal and resulting in an outstanding gem. The compositions ooze a sentiment of horror… I always enjoy to mention how the album “feels” and here there is the sense of being locked in the void prison, while anguish, lunacy and furor growls exponentially in you. It is simply amazing. I truly believe that the album’s title fits perfectly the music presented in it, grandiose, dominant and compelling, but still, in its entire ghostly aura, gorgeous and delightful, brutal and unique. I think that it is challenging to release something absolutely different, diverse, but with “The Grand Noir”, Eschatos has, perhaps, reached this point of “exclusivity”, with a work that features pure obscure artistry." -Metal-Maniac.com
released March 24, 2017
Written, arranged and produced by Eschatos.
Kristiāna Kārkliņa — Vocals
Jānis "H. Caligula" Bušs — Guitars, Vocals, Trombone
Edgars "Hellgar" Gultnieks — Guitars, Effects
Tomass Beķeris — Bass Guitar, Effects
Edvards Percevs — Drums, Percussion
Marko Rass — Keyboards, Organ, Effects
Recorded at Eschatos Studio and Pump Recordings by Eschatos and Gints Lundbergs.
Mixed by Guntis Podvigs and Eschatos at Eschatos Studio.
Mastered by Ģirts Laumanis at Hodila Records.
Cover and artwork by Jānis Burmeisters.
1st edition: 500 black (standard gram), full color sleeves w/ matte finish. Manufactured by Pirates Press.
IF EXCLUSIVELY INTERESTED IN DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: eschatoslv.bandcamp.com/album/the-grand-noir