23:59 - Netzach Czerny, I get your point but I'd say the same about "Ashes"... It just gets too droney and gaze-ish in sections. Limbs and Not Unlike the Waves are awesome though... The Mantle has this "whiskey fueled regret"-feel I adore
23:55 - Netzach Btw, AMA on Reddit with A.A Nemtheanga if anyone's interested [link]
23:51 - Czerny Reiter Ashes Against the Grain & Marrow take the cake for me. The Mantle has some sections where it loses steam and gets all too mellow.
23:45 - Overrwatcher The Mantle is beautiful. It's not technical or experimental, it's just a well-crafted album made with simple instruments. I show it to non-metalhead friends and they love it.
23:12 - Netzach 3rd, compared to those albums, The Mantle contains a lot more post-rock and acoustic/folk.
Folk/black metallers Kartikeya have been preparing the successor to Mahayuga (2011). The band is currently recording their new opus to be called Samudra and have released a medley of the new album. You can get a foretaste of the new sounds on the video below. The video contains riffs from all songs from the upcoming Kartikeya album performed by Arsafes.
Kartikeya will also take part in the Tech-Fest in the UK this month.