Handcrafted Black Metal from the wilderness of Siberia, the music of “Gloosh” is black metal of a classical form with interweaving of atmospheric roots. This is closer to the natural themes: it is nature in true guise, it is the order of things (change of seasons), it is a primeval admiration for the winds, clouds and thunderstorms; the absorption and destruction by nature of everything that man has ever created. This is a deep mossy forest. Gloosh invests in music ideas of animism and attitude to nature contrary to monotheism. There is a belief that there are innumerable non-anthropomorphic deities and creatures everywhere.
Timewheel will be released on February 29th 2020.
With one eye on and one foot rooted in the past, Gloosh’s Timewheel treads some familiar black metal paths. However, while it draws from the classical side of the sound, the updated edge of atmosphere makes it less dated.
What we end up with is a humongous 6-track album filled with all manner of beastly blackness. Razor sharp riffing, flesh-ripping hooks, blood-curdling vocals and bruising drums. Wrapped tightly around subtle atmospheric effects and sounds. Like an anaconda squeezing the breath out of its victim, on many an occasion throughout Timewheel, it all seems inevitable.
Inevitable that this was going to be one of the best black metal releases of 2020. Inevitable that Gloosh wouldn’t fail to deliver a genuinely memorable experience thanks to atmospheric black metal classics like Vjkhr, Samsara and Mokh.
While there are no major surprises to be found here, what Gloosh do they do so very well and that is always going to be a major positive. Timewheel doesn’t just deliver on its promises, it exceeds them.
Gloosh – Timewheel Full Track Listing:
Gloosh - Timewheel (Self Released)
The Final Score - 9/10