Këkht Aräkh
Night & Love
Sacred Bones Records
/
2022
LP
25.99
SBR-3039
Incl. printed inner
LP (silver)
25.99
SBR-3039X
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Tracklist
1As the Night Falls 0:58
2Elegy for the Memory of Me 3:34
3Den Venstre Hånd På Den Høyre 2:26
4Night 4:51
5Her Body Strewn With Petals Black 4:10
6Primal Beauty of Silence 2:14
7As the Wounds Gently Bleed 3:50
8Love 5:13
9Down to the Depths of Inner Cold 2:51
10Mysteriet Med Svartfiolett 1:24
11Through Night Which Knows No Dawn 4:10
12Forever Night Castle of Love 3:43
13...And Never Ends (Eternal Love)2:07

Këkht Aräkh is the Ukrainian project founded in 2018 by Dmitry Marchenko. The debut album »Night & Love« was initially released on the Finnish label Livor Mortis in 2019 and it's now seeing a worldwide reissue via Brooklyn label Sacred Bones.

Dmitry's intent to experiment with standard black metal canons previously seen at play in »Through the Branches to Eternity EP« (2018) solidify further on Night & Love, he mentions "back then I had an idea of combining Darkthrone's Transilvanian Hunger type of black metal with early Internazionale or Croatian Amor vibe."

Described as ambient or atmospheric black metal, this debut presents Këkht Aräkh's signature dichotomy of harsh traditional early Norwegian black metal and the more ethereal and delicate melodies. On the other hand the lyrics are romantic and melancholic, clearly influenced by a stark Gothic imagery, and serve as an extra layer of mystery to the already suggestive body of work.