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Dropping on 14th December is the second full-length from Armenian true black metal duo Garhelenth, ‘About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth of Tragedy’. One track is available for free download on Bandcamp now, the irrepressible ‘To Impersonal Mankind’; while another militaristic stomper ‘Self Humiliation’ is available for your consumption on YouTube here. This is exactly what it says on the tin – black metal with no bells or whistles; guitarist/vocalist and main man Hilnorgoth is vehemently against letting anything pollute the essence of his creation. Centred around mid-paced repeating hypnotic riffs and a rotten infectious darkness, this wishes for nothing more than your slow death. Be warned.

 

 

 

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Satanath Record has been one of the better record labels out there when it comes to exposing listeners to metal from all corners of the globe, and this is once again the case with the upcoming release of Garhelenth’s second full length ‘About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth of Tragedy’.  Originally based in Iran before moving to Georgia and Armenia, the black metal group formed as the solo project of guitarist/vocalist Hilnorgoth in 2010, with second guitarist Sagroth joining in 2014.  Since that time Garhelenth has released quite a bit of material, with this year’s full length following an EP, album, and split in 2016.  With ‘About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth of Tragedy’ set to come out December 14th as a co-release between Satanath Records and The Eastern Front, today we’re excited to premiere the song Moral To Pessimist.

 

‘About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth of Tragedy’ takes a significant amount of influence from the Scandinavian black metal sound, but rather than going for non-stop blast beats Garhelenth switches the tempo up quite a bit.  Moral To Pessimist certainly has an air of familiarity to it, as right from the very beginning the guitar tonality delivers that icy chill and rough edge that black metal fans would expect.  Early on the speed of the instrumentals give off a slightly thrashier vibe alongside the more traditional side of the genre, but around the halfway point the band slows things down a bit and moves towards leads that have more of an epic feel to them.  The other tracks that have been released from the album so far are structured in a similar manner, as Garhelenth likes to attack the listener early on and then finish things off with a slow burning, darker passage.  But the strength of the riffs allows the songs to be distinguishable from each other despite some similar patterns, and the clarity of the production (which comes off as slightly polished but not overly so) adds to the intensity.

 

 

 

 

Satanath Record has been one of the better record labels out there when it comes to exposing listeners to metal from all corners of the globe, and this is once again the case with the upcoming release of Garhelenth’s second full length ‘About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth of Tragedy’.  Originally based in Iran before moving to Georgia and Armenia, the black metal group formed as the solo project of guitarist/vocalist Hilnorgoth in 2010, with second guitarist Sagroth joining in 2014.  Since that time Garhelenth has released quite a bit of material, with this year’s full length following an EP, album, and split in 2016.  With ‘About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth of Tragedy’ set to come out December 14th as a co-release between Satanath Records and The Eastern Front, today we’re excited to premiere the song Moral To Pessimist.

 

 

 

 

‘About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth of Tragedy’ takes a significant amount of influence from the Scandinavian black metal sound, but rather than going for non-stop blast beats Garhelenth switches the tempo up quite a bit.  Moral To Pessimist certainly has an air of familiarity to it, as right from the very beginning the guitar tonality delivers that icy chill and rough edge that black metal fans would expect.  Early on the speed of the instrumentals give off a slightly thrashier vibe alongside the more traditional side of the genre, but around the halfway point the band slows things down a bit and moves towards leads that have more of an epic feel to them.  The other tracks that have been released from the album so far are structured in a similar manner, as Garhelenth likes to attack the listener early on and then finish things off with a slow burning, darker passage.  But the strength of the riffs allows the songs to be distinguishable from each other despite some similar patterns, and the clarity of the production (which comes off as slightly polished but not overly so) adds to the intensity.

 

 

Hilnorgoth’s vocals channel Norwegian black metal just as much as the instrumentation, as his higher screams cut right through your speakers like barbed wire.  He maintains this pitch for much of the song, but what stood out to me the first time I heard Moral To Pessimist was the amount of variation present in the vocal performance.  The higher screams have some lower pitches supporting them during key moments, and the second half of the song transitions over to softer ranges that give off a feeling of madness.  Where so many other groups stick with the same vocal range to the point of repetition, this variation works in Garhelenth’s favor.

 

Garhelenth may be from a completely different part of the world than where black metal’s roots lie, but the group has continued to do the style justice on their sophomore full length.  They’ve channeled some familiar influences but the material does a good job of moving between blistering attacks and slower, haunting moments that are sure to capture your attention.  ‘About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth of Tragedy’ is out on December 14th.

 

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We are told that the name chosen by the two-man band Garhelenth (originally from Iran, then Georgia, and now based in Armenia) will not be found in any dictionary, in any language. It is instead a creation that has symbolic significance in the band’s occult philosophies, and it is black metal that forms the musical channel of their communication.

 

Gerhelenth’s new album (their second) is About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth Of Tragedy. It will be released on December 14th by Satanath Records (Russia) and The Eastern Front (Israel), and from that album we bring you a stream of a track whose name is as gloomy as the album’s title: “Self-Humiliation“.

 

The song is indeed a dark and oppressive manifestation of wretchedness, but as bleak and disturbing as the music’s atmosphere may be, it attaches itself to the listener with a tight grip.

 

A martial snare pattern and grim strummed chords open the song, but as soon as the furious, flesh-scarring vocals come in, the riffing begins to rip and jab in a vicious frenzy. And while that torrent of savage sound does eventually give way to a funereal stagger laced by eerie, spectral leads steeped in grief and by anguished moaning voices, the music comes back to those head-nodding chords — and a cacophony of mad voices.

 

And so, the song proves to be both blood-freezing and blood-boiling, and it rocks as well as ravages. True to the album’s title, it’s pessimistic and poisonous music, but damned fierce as well.

 

 

 

Garhelenth’s new album is recommended for fans of: Gorgoroth, Mayhem, Darkthrone, Bathory, Immortal, Burzum, Nargaroth, Endstille, Leviathan, Hellsaw, and Arckanum.

 

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El sello ruso Satanath Records nos presenta el nuevo trabajo de esta banda originaria de Irán, aunque actualmente tiene base en Armenia, que responde al nombre de GARHELENTH. Un proyecto de Black Metal iniciado por Hilnorgoth allá por el año 2010, al que posteriormente se le uniría un segundo miembro, bajo el pseudónimo de Sagroth, para colaborar en algunas partes. De esta manera en 2015 se grabó un primer EP titulado “The Entrance to the Realms of Garhelenth”, al que le seguiría el álbum debut “The Mysterious Kingdom” y un Split junto a MÖHRKVLTH bautizado como “Flammen-Dan Hollvedel”, ambos de 2016. Todos ellos precedentes del álbum que nos ocupa, el segundo larga duración del proyecto, que lleva el título de “About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth Of Tragedy”.

 

Tras el breve repaso biográfico toca hablar de este nuevo disco de GARHELENTH, el cual rinde tributo al Black Metal sin artificios ni mezclas de ningún tipo, solo oscuridad e influencias nórdicas que recogen el testigo de lo que han hecho grupos como MAYHEM, CARPATHIAN FOREST, DARKTHRONE, GORGOROTH… De hecho la escena noruega es la que más ha marcado este “About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth Of Tragedy”, aunque no cabe duda de la capacidad para GARHELENTH a la hora de aportar su propia visión del pesimismo, la oscuridad, los tiempos pasados y, en definitiva, de lo que representa el Black Metal tradicional. Así se sucede una colección de ocho temas en los que la crudeza y los ambientes desoladores van calando en el oyente hasta atraparlo por completo.

 

“About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth Of Tragedy” es un álbum altamente recomendado para cualquier adepto al genuino Black Metal, ese que busca un sentimiento oscuro y que recurre simplemente a los ingredientes básicos para elaborar su propuesta, sin necesidad de grandes producciones ni artificios. Y la fórmula funciona. Además el disco viene presentado con un sencillo e impactante artwork basado en fotografías en blanco y negro, algo que describe muy bien la frialdad y las sombras de las que GARHELENTH dota a sus composiciones, por lo que todo sigue una misma dirección que, una vez más, nos recuerda los preceptos más tradicionales del Black Metal.

 

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It’s interesting how black metal can be simultaneously so rooted in geography and place, yet also a global genre, with adherents all across the world. Garhelenth provide a prime example of why terms such as “Scandinavian black metal” no longer refer to a place, but a sound. The band, originally from Iran yet now residing in Armenia, play black metal of cold grimness that is, sonically, rooted firmly in Norway. As this might imply, their music on About Pessimistic Elements and Rebirth of Tragedy is heavily inspired by the second wave of black metal, but there’s also a sense of melody and melancholy to it that’s not far removed from DSBM, and a sense of character that is missing from most other devotees of Scandinavian black metal.

 

 

Following the requisite intro track – which features, of all things, a cackling witch – ‘Destruction of the Will’ gets the album started properly, racing ahead to the sound of burning churches. The furious riffs and galloping rhythm recall Gorgoroth very strongly – a comparison that’s hard to escape for much of the album – and the track is a punishing listen, filled with razor-sharp guitars and an aura of blasphemous violence, especially during its mid-tempo closing movement. Likewise, ‘Foolish Conscience’ is a vicious song, its energy such that it feels much shorter than it actually is.

 

It’s as the album progresses that it becomes more interesting, though – sure, those early tracks are good and strong, but what helps set About Pessimistic Elements… apart from its peers are those DSBM touches. ‘Self-Humiliation”s second half sees the track change from its original, second-wave inspired form in to something much more ominous and dark, with the repetitive melodies in the background bringing the likes of Shining to mind. Similarly, the melodies of ‘Moral to Pessimist’ are tinged with melancholy, painting a picture of darkness and mental anguish. When combined with the more typical Scandinavian black metal riffs and rhythms, it makes for an effective combination.

 

At just under a half hour long, About Pessimistic Elements… is a relatively short record, but this works to its credit. Its seven song duration is just the right length, leaving the listener wanting more. The album largely sticks to the kind of sound that will see those who worship at the altar of the mid-90’s embrace it, yet also has enough character to lure in those who are tired of such a sound. It may not reinvent black metal (nor is it looking to); instead, it is a solid half hour of trve furious, blasphemous rage, tinged with melancholy, taking an old sound and doing enough with it to make it sound as vibrant and strong as ever.

 

https://thesoundnottheword.com/2018/02/01/review-garhelenth-about-pessimistic-elements-rebirth-of-tragedy/

 

 

Was soll ich sagen ? Wahnsinn ! Gigantisch ! Die Jungs von GARHELENTH haben es geschafft ein Meisterwerk vorzulegen. Hier wird tatsächlich noch ordentlich losgeböllert, so wie man es sich von einigen großen Vertretern aus Norwegen wieder wünschen würde. Der Großteil der Songs liegt im schnellen Bereich und prescht derbe drauf los. Die Gitarren sind energiegeladen und kommen spritzig aus den Boxen. Vereinzelnt wird mal auf die Bremse getreten und dann werden den Gitarren auch einige ruhigere Töne entlockt. Viel mehr Wert wird auf Brutalität und Speed gelegt. Der Gesang ist kernig und passt hervorragend zum Material, eigentlich genauso, wie man es sich wünscht.  Der Sound der Scheibe mit dem Titel "About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth Of Tragedy" klingt brachial und erdrückend und strotzt nur so vor Energie.  Außerdem wirkt GARHELENTH nicht so übertrieben hart wie manch andere Black Metal Band und man erkennt, dass die Melodien gefühlsmäßig auch aus dem Bauch kommen. Besondere “Schmankerl” der CD sind insbesondere der Opener "Destruction Of The Will" und die beiden Track´s "To Impersonal Mankind" und "Moral To Pessimist". Auf alle Fälle ist der neue GARHELENTH-Longplayer gut produziert und man hört immer wieder neue Kleinigkeiten heraus, was zur Folge hat, dass GARHELENTH auch nach längerer Zeit nicht langweilig werden.  Es geht also doch, rauen Black Metal mit guten Aufnahmen zu verbinden – GARHELENTH sind der beste Beweis dafür, dass dann trotzdem die Stimmung nicht baden geht. Das Gesamtbild der Songs ist sehr einheitlich, deshalb fallen auch keine Füllstücke heraus, die mal eben so beim Frühstück geschrieben wurden. Man hört deutlich, dass diese aus einem Guss stammen. Gerade deshalb wirken sie auf mich auch so flüssig und kompakt. Sicherlich erfinden GARHELENTH das Rad nicht neu, aber trotzdem ist die Scheibe sehr ansprechend und dürfte garantiert nicht nur mir gefallen. Dieses Album war das erfrischendste, was ich in letzter Zeit an Veröffentlichungen aus der Richtung des Black Metal gehört habe und sei jedem ans Herz gelegt, der sich nicht nur für Geschwindigkeitsrekorde begeistern kann.

 

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Garhelenth is a duo from Iran & Georgia, now residing in Armenia. The band was formed in 2010, and has been inspired by black metal from a more northern latitude.

The album with the long title About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth Of Tragedy, is in itself rather short, with a duration of just under half an hour.

Having lent my ear to one of the best songs on-line, I had high hopes for this work. The album doesn't entirely live up to these high expectations, but after adjusting my anticipation to a more realistic level, the band more than meets my requirements.

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The album opens with an intro where the volume drops, something that is quite inverted in my book. After this we turn up the volume to six hymns to the night, and the inherent nature of darkness. Parts of the material, especially in the first two songs, have a straight-for-the-jugulars approach. However, the pace is not turned entirely to the max. Gorgorot and Inquisition can be mentioned as a rough indication of expression. Particularly in Destruction Of The Will, while subsequent Foolish Conscience has a more primitive, blasphemous, thrashed touch.

 

Hilnorgoth and Sagroth both handles guitar and vocals. The former is however main vocalist. No one is credited for neither percussion nor programming. After a few songs where the two lads floor it, the songs Self-Humiliation and To Impersonal Mankind offer a greater degree of raven black mood. Especially the latter appeals to this nefarious individual. Moral To Pessimist becomes a small step back in this respect. It might not stay on the same glorious diabolical level, but fear not, it doesn't spoil the impression either. When the newcomers from the Caucasus finish off with somewhat peculiar Perspective Of Exorbitant, I'm altogether very pleased.

 

The duo offers an honest piece of good work of classical and timeless black metal crafts. The material is partly very solid and the quality is consistently high, though not everything is as captivating. Garhelenth doesn't plough new land, but rather tread familiar paths in their own way, with confidence, and heads raised proudly. Of course, the music can't be called innovative, as such. Black lamentation has nevertheless been carried out so much more generically, so many times before, that Garhelenth in no way deserves to be labelled “mediocre”. I come across new, cheap black metal reproductions on a daily basis that lack the true spirit. This is real, elitist wares, that just needs to mature. The music is thoroughly executed, but the band has a ways to go before they find them selves at the top of their (and this) game. But the potential for something greater than the sum of the members, is definitely present.

 

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Garhelenth's most recent offering is an album that takes on the title of "About Pessimistic Elements and Rebirth Of Tragedy". This album being case and point, an address to the content of the black metal genre, and how it has like many other things in existence changed. Garhelenth's style of the genre is nothing too different than how others have done it. But in the case of their styling's of it, it does sound quite different hence the term of change. It is different in a sense due to the fact of the quality of the music. How the instrumental and vocal working's sound so much alike, they tend to clash together more than anything. It makes the music more pushy, that it sounds intense yet progressive at times as well. When listening to the music more clearly, you get a depth of other acts within this genre, sounding much like Darkthrone, Bathory, Burzum, or even Hellsaw or Arckanum. That is how this album is like, a lot of those acts work, you get that same similarity of feeling, put into it. This not being a bad thing, but a good thing, because you get an ideal situation of what is expected when listening in. So by all means, "About Pessimistic Elements and Rebirth Of Tragedy", is an album that has got similarities to a point, but it makes up for it, by being different because Garhelenth is differed by many others, their black metal genre take is more varying than it should be.

 

http://www.nataliezworld.com/2018/01/garhelenth-about-pessimistic-elements.html

 

 

Garhelenth are a band from Iran that plays a very traditional form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth Of Tragedy" which was released as a joint effort by Satanath Records and The Eastern Front.

Bell sounds start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction along with a brief use of witch laughter before going into a very fast musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs a more raw feeling along with some dark sounding melodies.

Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams along with a few growls and clean vocals as well as as a brief use of spoken word parts while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic fashion and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard.

Garhelenth plays a style of black metal that is very melodic, raw and traditional sounding, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover Occultism, Philosophy, Nature, Hate, Moral, Darkness and History themes.

In my opinion Garhelenth are a very great sounding traditional black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Destruction Of The Will" "To Impersonal Mankind" and "Perspective Of Exorbitant".

 

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