‘Anti-Spiritual Void Devotion’
(Black Metal of Death)
Release Date: March 24, 2023
CD release date: 1st Aug, 2023 through Vrykoblast Productions
FFO: Behemoth, Ulcerate, Belphegor
Dark Elite is a death black metal band hailing from the darkened realms of Finland. Founded in 2010 by TH (guitars, lyrics) and EK (vocals), the band embarked on a musical journey that would bring forth a potent blend of crushing death metal and haunting black metal atmospheres. With their relentless dedication to their craft, Dark Elite has established themselves as a formidable force within the extreme metal scene.
In 2012, Dark Elite unleashed their debut release, an EP titled “Enter The Void.” This early offering served as a glimpse into the band’s sinister sound, captivating listeners with its raw aggression and atmospheric compositions. The EP laid the foundation for Dark Elite’s signature style, showcasing their lyrical themes of misanthropy, death, the void, and the inevitable downfall of mankind.
Building upon the devotion to their art, Dark Elite took their time to refine their sound and craft their first full-length album. In 2018, they unleashed “Void Omnipotent” upon the world. The album was a testament to the band’s evolution, exhibiting a more mature and refined approach to their music. With crushing riffs, blistering drumming, and haunting melodies, Dark Elite created a sonic abyss that enveloped the listener in a relentless onslaught of darkness.
Following the release of “Void Omnipotent,” Dark Elite embarked on a song-writing journey into the void. After a few years of intense songwriting and preparation, Dark Elite emerged from the shadows once again in 2023, presenting their highly anticipated second full-length album, “Anti-Spiritual Void Devotion.” With this release, the band further delves into the depths of existential dread and spiritual decay. The album showcases Dark Elite’s growth as musicians, delivering a more intricate and immersive musical experience.
Throughout their discography, Dark Elite’s lyrics have delved into the themes of misanthropy, death, and the void above, below and within. Their lyrics explore the concept of the void as a symbol of death, the unknown, space, and the ultimate devourer that awaits us all in the end. Dark Elite’s words evoke a sense of bleakness and despair, resonating with those who find solace in the darkest recesses of the human psyche.
With their powerful and evocative music, Dark Elite continues to captivate listeners and leave an indelible mark on the Finnish death black metal scene. Their dedication to crafting atmospheric and emotionally charged compositions has earned them a place among the elite of extreme metal. As they forge ahead, Dark Elite promises to continue pushing the boundaries of their sound, creating aural landscapes that both mesmerize and torment the souls of their listeners.
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