Black Funeral - "The Dust & Darkness" CD
The new mini-album from the legendary Black Funeral, recorded in 2017, in Australia and the United States, The Dust and Darkness is a recalling and vampyric sonic ritual of Hittite, Hurrian, Canaanite, and ancient Syrian Underworld offerings and necromancy.
The title "Dankuis Daganzipas" is the Hittite Underworld, "The Dark Earth," and is the dwelling place of spirits and chthonic deities who desired blood as their primary offering besides incense and libations. The Lady of the Underworld, Allani, is the ancient Hurrian goddess who is a type of psychopomp as a solar deity who guides the dead into the Underworld. Allani is identical to the Mesopotamian Ereskigal. The god "Chemosh of the Dust and Darkness" is an epithet for an Ugaritic deity of the Underworld who is similar to both Baal of Peor (Belphegor) and Nergal. His name was associated with elements of the underworld and "Bird of Prey."
As such, the four songs comprising The Dust and Darkness sonically surge with grim abandon and majestic melancholy!