New "French-Touch" Black Metal from MYSTIC FOREST / EIKENSKADEN mainman Stefan Kozak, now known as THE SKADEN-- "THE SHIELD"!
Sound-wise, THE SKADEN's long-awaited new album "You Will Hope I had Died..." is a drastic change over the previous "There's No Light at the End of the Tunnel..." album as EIKENSKADEN (from 2006, also on BlackMetal.com Records)-- this new album reveals a totally progressed sound venturing in the realms of shoe-gazing Post-Black Metal, but still retaining some distinctive EIKENSKADEN / MYSTIC FOREST signature sounds, namely Stefan's grim vocals and the French continental-oriented melodic distorted guitar which has evolved from the ultra-necro atmosphere of the original Les Legions Noire (French 'Black Legions') Underground.
"You Will Hope I had Died..." is depressive, melancholy and morbidly suicidal... Purveying singular-minded themes of solitude, desolation, and despair.
BlackMetal.com's webmistress Debbie J. has contributed lyrics to several songs, and also her vocals on one song. Other female vocalists included are French, and Japanese, too.
6 Songs (39 minutes); CD in jewel-case includes deluxe 12-page [matte-finish] booklet featuring lyrics.
(December 10, 2009)
1. Pain and sexual Overdose Delusion
2. The Suicide of Thoughts
3. A peaceful Moment
4. White Noise in a monochrome Night
5. Grand Final
6. Kisamara ha ore no shi wo nozomu (You'll Hope I Had Died)