Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Country of Origin: Sweden
Themes: Nature, Darkness, Mysticism, Spirituality
Perhaps this is not the right time of year at all for this album, but I’ve been enjoying the Hel out of it. It is a dark, ambient but magical meander into the blossoming of spring. The sounds of nature in the background, such as the rain at the end of this album, really bring to life a certain time of year and the mindset that you can often have when spring is just around the corner. Yet in addition to being magical, it also has an eerie and haunting tone that reminds one of walking into the darkness of a primeval forest. Lustre is an amazing band in general, especially in terms of capturing the mood of nature and expressing it in only that which music can accurately describe.
“Lustre” is a one man Black Metal/Ambient project from Sweden. The song themes are often about Nature, Darkness, Mysticism and Primitive Spirituality. The videos for these songs are errant and beautiful like the music itself. I’m not sure if the videos I posted below were created by the original artist or an interested fan, but they are amazing all the same.
ECHOES OF TRANSCENDENCE
THIS MIGHTY SIGHT
THE FIRST BEAUTY