The rise of this band is prodigy like. In some years, this
album will be recognized by history as a major development and milestone in Venezuelan
black metal, even if the composer can’t live there or record his music there
due to the political displacement. Our audience has spoken, and all the synergy
came together to make this happen at what is likely the best time for it. The
world of Symphonic Black Metal is likely not one for UGBM, yet Sudwind venture
there with ease and the musical strength/depth of this recording matches both
classical training and black metal composition.
In 2019 I released this as a stand alone cassette album, and the release of 100
cassettes sold out in a matter of weeks and was a very late contender (in
mainstream South American metal press) for best release of the year. Acting
like a sledge hammer onto the Chilean music scene (where the band was based out
of, at the time, now displaced again to Argentina) and putting an unique off
shoot of Evolianism/South American Nationalism on the map.
Originally compared to Malefice, the music on this has
ventured into a much different territory that has yet to really be described by
anybody. Sometimes Der Sturmer, sometimes Nachtgeblut, sometimes Nokturnal
Mortum, sometimes Sigrblot, and sometimes even Shred. What is found on this
album is the type of unique Genre bending recording Winter Solace excels at,
now here again as Vinyl. 50 Yellow, 50 Blue, 50 Red (colors of the Venezuelan
flag) and 50 Black. Remastered specially for Vinyl, this album is a gateway
into something surreal that only a select few will be able to comprehend.