The Atlanta-based black metal cyclone that is Vimur has returned with a new album, Transcendental Violence. The title quite accurately reflects the record's contents—this is a supernova that builds on the stardust of the second wave using its own, original, and more devastating incantations. In short, this is Satanic black metal done right. Transcendental Violence manages timeless evil while summoning ominous new interdimensional demons. Vimur have used black metal's propulsive force to launch themselves from the snowy woods into the cosmic void.

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The production here is as simultaneously raw and seamless as the surface of a star. Though brilliant and inescapable up close, repeated listens reveal the systems of the whole, from flashes of triumphal guitar to an endless fractal of frantic drumming. Transcendental Violence bears some of the hallmarks of their previous LP, Triumphant Master of Fates, but it is overall a much more explosive record. Not until "The Greatest Dying" does the album take a moment to assume a more somber posture before galloping off again with closer "The Warrior Seers."

Transcendental Violence is the result of a one-week recording spree in Chicago during the summer of 2018. This process, and Dan Klein's long and careful sound curation in the intervening time, lends the record a cohesiveness and unity. For now, at least, this is Vimur at the height of their powers.

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Says the four-piece:

This album is about spiritual warfare. It is a call to arms against the demiurgic oppressor. The light from the Sun Behind the Sun has been blocked by the false cosmic godhead. Vimur is the point of the spear aimed against the sworn spiritual enemy. Our home is beyond the stars and there is a certain death sentence for anything standing in our way. "Transcendental Violence" is the sound of cosmic struggle where all aspects are revealed. It is an ethereal blitzkrieg that journeys to the deepest depths and furthest expanses.

The release of the album will be consummated with a live performance at 529 in Atlanta, GA, on April 2nd. We will be joined by our allies Perversion, Exaugurate, and Dungeon Filth.

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Transcendental Violence releases April 2 via Boris Records.

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