Above you and us. // Virš tavęs ir mūsų.
On the shores of the Baltic sea at the crossroad between worlds, darker than the night, more hostile than the harshest winter, this album from those Lithuanians pushes the Post-black metal borders out. “End of Chapter” blows a freezing wind with atmospheres full of negative waves in order to take the listener to lands unknown, where the elements are either taken from Sludge music or from mental torture, re-opens each and every wounds of the soul. With an enormous maturity for a second album, you will found nothing more ethereal, nothing more terrifying, because this one is Au-Dessus (above) everything else. And the story has just began…
LINE-UP : Mantas (Vocals/bass) | Simonas (Guitar) | Jokūbas (Guitar) | Šarūnas (Drums)
ARTWORK : Valnoir ( Metastazis)
PICS : Milda Sviridovaitė
Words from the label manager, Gérald Milani :
“I must admit,I missed out on AU-DESSUS’ first album. Of course, I saw the band’s name here and there. A french name for a foreign band caught my eye, so I check this out with some reserves. After the ten first seconds, I concluded it was just a Post Black Metal band like any-others : I was wrong, completely wrong.
When Pierre from Dead Pig (Au-Dessus’ management and booking) contacted me, I thought I had to ask the other members of the Label : I knew some of them loved the band and already had the first album. By the end of the listening of this last opus, the entire crew was excited and we quickly decided to be part of this project. I confess I needed several listening to appreciate the potential of AU DESSUS’ music. Listened without giving too much attention, you can think that the music is too easy and not interesting. But in fact, this music is cleverly composed, very smooth, respects the Post-Black metal codes but has also a certain originality, a singularity. Another really important thing : each songs has its own personality. The atmospheres are very varied, so is the singing, which create a real personality to AU-DESSUS. The whole album is very coherent, the huge composition work is much linked to the general artistic approach. Everything as been thought, measured and yet everything looks natural. In the end, the more I listen to this album, the more I think it is PERFECT, flawless. I honestly think it is among the best albums of 2017.”
End of Chapter | Release date : 19.05.2017 | Duration : 46min37
Format : CD > Digipack (AO-058) | LP > Gatefold (LPAO-059)
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‘End of chapter’ is a dark gem that will continue to haunt the senses with each and every listen.
– Sonic Abuse
‘End of chapter’ is a dark gem that will continue to haunt the senses with each and every listen. - Sonic Abuse Read the full review.
A magnificent achievement from a band formed only three years ago
– The Midlands Rocks
A magnificent achievement from a band formed only three years ago - The Midlands Rocks Read the full review.
End Of Chapter is a strong debut ful-length and well worth the investment.
– Metal Observer
End Of Chapter is a strong debut ful-length and well worth the investment. - Metal Observer Read the full story