Indonesia’s Numeron present their enthralling second album of post black metal magic – Road To Valhalla
NUMERON – ROAD TO VALHALLA
I have walked through the flames, surrounded by the cacophony of conflict and the turmoil of the world. I have passed through the shadows of night, beneath the boughs of the ancient trees with my gaze always on the distant horizon, where dawn begins to break. With each step my cares and sadnesses drift from me like falling leaves and the pattern of my journey, the sense behind the chaos is revealed. I become lighter as Valhalla draws near. The accumulated burdens of a life lift from my shoulders. I am coming home at last…
“And of that second kingdom will I sing Wherein the human spirit doth purge itself…”
– Blood In My Vein – Numeron
The search for peace, the quest for understanding that lasts a lifetime is explored in the layers of sound and emotion that form the enthralling second album from Indonesia’s Numeron. Road to Valhalla is an accomplished entwining of intensity, passion and hypnotic reverie. The songs enfold you in their lustrous embrace, drawing a veil across the constant noise and relentless activity of the world. The overwhelming rush of emotion that cascades from ‘Valhalla’ washes the trivialities of life away, carrying you to a place of reflection, the sharp potency of the feelings evoked by ‘Lustre’ borders on the painful as it opens your heart with deft, razor blade strokes. As the drums thrash with a burning fervour, sending you racing across a night sky of revelation, the guitars bathe you in a cascade of star dust and a voice cries from the darkness in desperation, yearning and ecstasy. From the opening mist and thunder of ‘Light Upon The Ground’ to the final softly dying notes of ‘Epifora’, Road to Valhalla is a transformative experience that will leave you quietly stunned.
Taking flight from the brilliant, gleaming peaks of 2021s Void album, Numeron have evolved into a higher form with Road To Valhalla. They have tapped into a vein of sabled sorcery that can open eyes, capture hearts and let souls fly. Recorded at the Orvius Soundlab and mixed and mastered by Febri Antonia (Dusk In Silence, Technikill etc) Road To Valhalla sounds sublime, with the soft, freezing power of deep drifted snow. With this album Numeron have blended the entrancing powers of post and atmospheric black metal and the results are breathtaking. With the combined support of Meuse Music Records and Tragedy Productions, on April 28th Numeron will take their first steps on the Road To Valhalla…join them on their journey to the light.