Cursed Altar is a two piece Atmospheric Black Metal Band from High Point, North Carolina, USA.
The members are Joe and Logan.
Cursed Altar play a brilliant blend of Black Metal, Post-Rock and Post-Metal that will leave you breathless at times. If your into Wolves In The Throne Room then check these guys out.
Their great bio should tell you what you need to know.
"Cursed Altar is a (two) man musical project from NC. Combining dark ambiance, beautiful atmospheres and harsh black metal, taking influence from groups such as: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Deafheaven, Ash Borer, Mayhem, Envy (Japan), Darkthrone, and tons of other bands.
It had started in the late months of 2011 when a few recordings were made with the limited equipment that was available at the time. Cursed Altar is not a product. It is not a media tool, nor is it a project made for the purpose of marketing or profit.
Cursed Altar is an expression of feelings and emotion with what tools the creator has to use. During 2012, Cursed Altar will be writing a full length album [which will be released sometime later during the year], releasing a few splits and maybe even writing and recording an EP. 2012 will be a busy year for Cursed Altar"
Cursed Altar have just released their superb new release "Footsteps Of Past Journeys" which is best described as "Cursed Altar compilation of all songs that have been released from November of 2011 to March of 2012 plus unreleased tracks."
This release is simply superb and shows a great band who are hugely talented musicians. The songs on show are simply epic and show emotions not many bands pull off. But Cursed Altar pull it off brilliantly.
Cursed Altar are a rare band indeed in the Post-Black Metal field. They are purely instrumental on this release. You would expect bleak vocals to go with the music on show. But nope. This brilliant collection of songs is purely instrumental. And its even better for it.
As the guys let the music speak for itself. The music showcases the best of Black Metal, Post-Rock and Post-Metal to spellbinding effect. The guys are recording their next full length which will have vocals. This is something I will definitely be keeping an eye out for.
People have complained to me I don't post enough Black Metal type bands. Well here is my answer to those people. Check out this band now. You wont be sorry.
The production is superb and the 9 tracks on show will have you coming back for more. I loved this release and I can't rate it highly enough.
The album has two amazing epic tracks. The 9:46 minute epic "Ascending The Mountains of Velothi" and the breathtaking 14 minute epic "Mørke"
This is a band I want to hear more of as they are one of fave discoveries in the realm of Atmospheric Black Metal. This is simply phenomenal. It's hard to believe this is a two-man band. As things really do get loud at times. This sounds like a bigger band than this hugely talented duo.
Well I have gone on long enough. This album is available on Pay Anything You Want Deal on BandCamp. I implore you all to download this now. You can check out their other releases here.
So get downloading now!!! - Simply Brilliant.
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