What started like a distant whisper from the outworld tranquil pond immediately turns into a howling riff storms of tearing emotions, then after 5 songs of wandering inside that colorful while dreamscape, the journey ends with a slow-paced absconding into the profound and lasting mist. Kairos is the latest output of the long prolific New Zealander behind Súl ad Astral, a project most Post Black Metal fan should be familiar with. On the other hand, Mistchaser is something beyond your typical Post Black Metal, even though he does quite often return to this area quite often with passages of inebriant and quiescent post-rock melodies, Kairos is actually an album full of many other terrains that reminiscent of sharp and ferocious Atmospheric Black Metal riffing, which sonically becomes perfect embodiment of the above-mentioned journey of uncertainty into the stream of Time. Pest Productions will release this extraordinary debut this October as 6 panel digipack CD formats. Stay Tuned!
"There will be moments that diehard fans will be able to enjoy; but, frankly no one would be worse off if this album never saw the light of day. Its most impressive aspect is its derivative, vapid cover art -- perhaps an indicator or warning to onlookers as to what lies inside."
Full review: https://metalstorm.net/pub/review.php?review_id=15353 starvynth
This is Olhava’s best album to date (which is really saying something, considering the quality of their previous work) and one of my favourites from 2022. A furious, heartbroken elegy to our Mother Earth. Highly recommended. sanctuary