Codex Obscura Nomina is the most anticipated split album between two of the best avant-garde extreme metal bands of our time, the iconic creators of hallucinogenic sounds, Blut Aus Nord, and the nightmarish phenomenon Aevangelist.
As is their wont, Blut Aus Nord follows up 2014's classicist Memoria Vetusta III – a truly iconic album of epic, beauteous and atmospheric Black Metal – with a dichotomous trip further into unfathomable realms of the Black Metal avant-garde. This is yet another new way. The 4 pieces that comprise spectral subsonic waves - ("Evanescent Hallucinations," "Resonnance(s)," "The Parallel Echöes," "Infra-Voices Ensemble") - spring from the interstices between outsider black metal, noise, dark ambient, electronic psychedelia and 20th Century classical.
In a seamless transition from fevered mind into fever dream, Aevangelist produce possibly the strongest single track of their rapidly burgeoning oeuvre - 20 minutes of sepulchrally intimidating, haunted and horrendous experimental black metal. Where the Blut Aus Nord side revels in an altered inner hell-state, Aevangelist uses martial double kick, dissonant raked arpeggios, the riff and outward tropes of extreme metal to affirm the power within isolationism, to assert the strength in difference and to reject all that is beneath them. "Threshold of the Miraculous" is an awakening, propulsion into action, a repeated avowal to transcend.