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The Heresiarch

by Nupraptor

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Ivan Jelcic
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Ivan Jelcic An absolutely fantastic album, a perfect blend of wonderful music, vocals and lyrics. A hidden gem of 2017. Favorite track: Wasting Away.
Azaziel Morningstar
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Azaziel Morningstar Can't stop jamming this album since I got it. From the crushing, Saint Vitus-like opener Through the Smoke, to the epic closer The Fall of Christ, the riffs never stop coming, the solos all memorable, and enough tempo changes to keep you on your toes, The Heresiarch has all you could want from a doom metal album. Favorite track: The Fall of Christ.
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Black Mass 02:21
Wasting Away 07:32


SKR136 DIGITAL - (Digital Release Date: 11/24/2017)
SKR136CD - NUPRAPTOR - The Heresiarch (CD Release Date: 11/24/17)
SKR136CT - NUPRAPTOR - The Heresiarch (CASSETTE Release Date: 11/24/17)
SKR136LP - NUPRAPTOR - The Heresiarch (VINYL Release Date: 12/29/17)

SHADOW KINGDOM RECORDS is proud to present the surprise debut of NUPRAPTOR, The Heresiarch. Curiously named, NUPRAPTOR is the solo project of White Hornet mastermind Matt St. Ours, who's been itching to record some pure 'n' powerful doom metal for a while now. And that's exactly what you get with The Heresiarch: the purest DOOM, powerful as it comes, downtrodden and desolate to the bitter end. Hailing the old European gods of traditional doom, NUPRAPTOR crafts seven slumbering beasts of majestic misery within a mystical continuum of 51 minutes, starting with a "Black Mass" and on "Through the Smoke" before "Burning the Believers" "Before the Eyes of God," and at last "Wasting Away" before "The Fall of Christ." Verily, St. Ours crafts music for the grave and the graveyard, his haunting vocals heralding the onset of long nights wrapped in the fog's embrace, languorous and lonely. Or, more accurately, you simply cannot craft doom metal of such a beautifully barren hue without having LIVED it - and dying for it. Behold The Heresiarch, for it has arrived as NUPRAPTOR!


released November 24, 2017


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