KALMEN is doomed psychedelic black metal from Dresden/Berlin/Halle in Germany and was founded in 2009. After releasing their self-produced Demo “Kalmen” in 2011, the first full-length album “Course Hex” was announced by Ván Records in July 2015.
KALMEN manifested their cold and cloudy musical fondness within five songs full of berserk doom riffing and blazing black metal assaults. A duskier trip into hypnotic soundscapes and deep oceans of spiritual blackness.
For the second full-length “Funeral Seas” the band decided to proceed the cooperation with Tobias Engl/Englsound for production and Matias Ahonen/Audiamond for mastering, who both also refine the musical rawness and strength of “Funeral Seas.” The vocal recordings were done by Thomas Schmidt/Soundzero Audio. All seven songs progress to a higher intensity. A musical tempest of vehemence and craft. Craving squalls and despairing breaths prayed in wails of ancient psalms. “Funeral Seas” is black metal hypnosis in blend with doom invocation.
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