HistoryThis band was founded in Tehran the capital of Iran in 2010, before moving to Georgia and Armenia. Depressive Illusions Records issued The Entrance To The Realms Of Garhelenth in 2016. The music was composed between 2011 and 2013 and recorded in 2015. The Mysterious Kingdom featured historic Iranian symbols on its cover. The band issued a statement in 2019 asserting that it is Iranian and disputing Satanath’s claim that they are Armenian. The band uploaded a bunch of tracks it called Blackmetalist in 2020.
GARHELENTH - ABOUT PESSIMISTIC ELEMENTS & REBIRTH OF TRAGEDY - SATANATH
The Iranian/Armenian duo's second full-length is 29 minutes and seven songs of “pure and true” black metal. The short intro called Pessimistically (Abolish The Idols) ends with creepy witch laughter to set the tone for this album. The album features cliché artwork featuring the face of Hilnorgoth. Destruction Of The Will and all the songs were originally written in 2010 and lyrics edited prior to this release. The aforementioned description is not wrong, the songs follow the structure and riffing of many those before Garhelenth. The band throws in a few spoken word segments in the midst of mid and fast monotonous riffing to stay true to the style. Foolish Conscience starts with chainsaw sounds and a faster almost thrashy brand of traditional sounding black metal. Like Norwegian black metal on a good day. Self-Humiliation takes on a slightly different black metal route that is heavier and slower paced. To Impersonal Mankind is no frills black metal too. It is sort of a confirmation that About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth Of Tragedy is a black metal album and that the duo introduce and present relatively small or different variations to the listener. Moral To Pessimist stays on the faster pace and features a few thrashy riffs again. Perspective Of Exorbitant flies the black metal flag by showcasing somewhat atmospheric version of the genre. Not original or new, but true. – Anna Tergel