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Mirror Unveiled

by Barbelith

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Christopher Ancarrow
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Christopher Ancarrow I was surprised how much I enjoyed this album. The preview listen I did was just an ok, but listening to the whole thing non-stop, it all came together and made sense. One of the best debut black metal albums on the market this year. Favorite track: Black Hole of Fractured Reflections.
Jake Tewz
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Jake Tewz Unique and progressive without ever sacrificing heaviness. Blackened, noisy and post-metal throughout but beautiful slower tempo passages, occasional guitar harmonies and killer drumming keeps this from wandering. Awesome album. Favorite track: Astral Plane.
Travis Niemeyer
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Travis Niemeyer Unique and enveloping blackened music for those that want a dark adventure for their cerebral selves.
(Oh, and let's not forget the drumming...that fucking DRUMMING!)
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Ronin The music feels kind of different from most Black Metal. Not as dark and depressed but still ferocious. I really like the melodic parts in the some of the songs. The drums are great on this album.

The Digipak is stunning with great artwork. Art that you would want on your wall. Favorite track: Astral Plane.
Mark Southworth
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Mark Southworth because azathoth is grim as shit Favorite track: Astral Plane.
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Rhokeheart Unconventional progressive metal sound with wailing vocals and melodic Rythyms that transform from Mello reflective instrumental to a tormented post/black metal sound. Favorite track: Astral Plane.
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    Here it is, finally! Grimoire Records' very first vinyl release! Barbelith's full-length debut "Mirror Unveiled" will be available through a partnership with Fragile Branch Recordings, and Silent Pendulum Records. 500 units on black vinyl, 4-color jackets and 11x17 folded poster insert, all manufactured by Pirates Press.

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  • Limited Edition Cassette
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    Amazing audio quality from the masters of tape, at National Audio Company. 4-color j-card, purple cassettes with 2-sided metallic silver imprint, shrinkwrapped with love. Edition of 100, featuring art by A.B. Moore.

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    Awesome gatefold CD featuring epic paintings by A.B. Moore.

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Set ablaze by pattern, obstacles of past shall crumble. Breathing through pain, purify the body. Reason laid bare—the soul reveals itself. Rooted to the source, infinitely bound to joy. Shedding the opaque memories of a dreamless self; breaking through the envelope of sleep.
Astral Plane 14:03
Grounded to stillness I find inside myself. To dive within, revealing infinite. Shedding my false ego, crossing the threshold of eternity. I ascend to the astral plane of my birth, exiting this mortal coil. To transcend inherent darkness. Casting out crippling fear to become one with my soul. Departing this physical plane. Breathe in transgressions, accept serendipity. We are but dust in this cosmic galaxy of consciousness. Oh, what is this memory titled existence? The spirit of fire, in the ocean of life. Meaning lost. Conquest for purpose. Concrete in sickness, swollen hearts of sadness. Abstract guidance, bound by blindness. Escape this inherited despair. Open beauty, elegance. A breath of fresh air to my rotted lungs. No longer held to senseless suffering: move beyond the dark clouds. Overtaking, chains broken, veil burned. Unified consciousness. Running back to source of presence. Align me to I, destroy these shambles of selfishness. Mother, wash me. Father, drive me. Brother, sister: I am everything.
This world is a vacuum of self. We pawn the worth of purity, degrade our infinite integrity amongst the smog of men. Overbearing overlords I can’t unsee. Bury me further in this fractured reflection. Intrude upon my life of despair. Allow the mask to fall, reveal the distorted mirror’s edge. We are victims of a senseless tragedy, sent here to fear the setting sun. We roam the bleeding soils of deception, feeling wrath of greed's wind. But there is a glimpse of radiance, a blanket of warmth beyond the hollowed projections. My eyes shall rest, pupils contract. Emotion, eruption: grandeur unfolds. Impurities dwindle, dawns the light of wisdom. And I am undone; tears of oppression unlock apprehension. With this freedom I am left to wander in holy solitude. This body will fail, but I am ancient. I will return—death is not my end. Eternal reincarnate, I know thy name!
Reverse Fall 06:10
Glow with the rain of presence. Rocks unmoved, stones unbroken. Bold paths walked in these true lives spoken. Nervous blood, seethe and sing! Black hole of winter falls into spring. Betrayed, enslaved to my senses. Bear this pain to purify, become real and here—grounded steadfast in love. Muted colors shall bloom. Shadows of indifference dissipate. Never has there been a time when you and I have not existed, and never will there be a time when you and I cease to be...


Urgent, impressionistic black metal and post-rock for fans of Deafheaven, Weakling, Wolves in the Throne Room.

"its combination of dreamlike guitar-and-keyboard melody, raking riffs, and searing vocal vehemence remains compelling. It’s lush, sweepingly atmospheric, and aggressively attacking." - No Clean Singing

"Closing out Mirror Unveiled's nearly forty minutes, “Reverse Fall” wastes no time in establishing a central melody that threads itself throughout the song's entirety. The melodic narrative here is an integral part of the song's movement, rather than simply working as a component to the well-traversed black metal tremolo crescendo into happiness and sunshine. " - Steel for Brains


released November 1, 2014

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"Mirror Unveiled" was recorded at the Hour Haus in Baltimore, MD between February and April of 2014 by Noel Mueller of Grimoire Records. Mixed and Mastered by Noel Mueller/Grimoire Records. Art by A.B. Moore. © & ℗ 2014 Grimoire Records.


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We're based in Baltimore, MD and specialize in black, death, doom, stoner, thrash-metal, math/noise and post-rock bands based in the mid-atlantic area.
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