After the underground success of last year’s record “Sentinel“, the Greek cosmic ambient black metal band Spectral Lore is back with a concept-album shared with the US one-man band Mare Cognitum. The work is entitled “Sol” and it’s not a typical split album, but a collaboration on many levels, starting from the conceptual and moving on to the musical. As the bands declare: “Themes and riffs have been cross-referenced and transfigured, structures have been put in proportion, lyrics have been written in parallel. Conceptually, it is an attempt at a kind of cosmological philosophy; searching the vast, cold expanses of the universe(-s) for traces of meaning and purpose. What it is out there that is fundamental, absolute and shared? What can we learn about ourselves by looking outward, to the void and the inanimate?” Search for your own answers by getting lost in the cosmic black metal of Spectral Lore and Mare Cognitum, which offer here 3 majestic tracks to be reckoned as their best material so far. “Sol” is scheduled for a late June 2013 release by I, Voidhanger Records. It will be available as a noble 4-panel digipak, with a 8-page booklet complete with lyrics.
1. Mare Cognitum – Sol Ouroboros (29:10)
2. Spectral Lore – Sol Medius (25:53)
3. Mare Cognitum / Spectral Lore – Red Giant (14:24)
Total time 69:27