Right before Christmas I went through the discographies of a few labels and made a playlist with about 90 new bands and then ignored it until today. Getting into a bit of a death-kick I think. Love it when an extreme genre finally clicks.
Listening to the Luces Lejanas album from last year after Stereogum put it in the top 10 albums of 2022 in their metal column, it really is excellent
As per the (over written) description on Youtube:
The list of excellent projects Morthalion is responsible for grows again, with the release of the full length album from Luces Lejanas, featuring guest drums throughout from the enigmatic M.W., and guest vocals on the track ‘Mirage’ from Karu.
Another new sound to emerge from his White Falcon studios to go alongside the raw, cosmic, and rugged black metal of his other projects Bastard of Loran, ARNA, and Stellar Tomb , this is an airy, heavily melodic incarnation of his multi-faceted forms; layering thick fuzzing gothic shoegaze over the ominous undercurrents of blackened post rock, and keeping everything on a skyward trajectory towards epic grandeur.