Annot Rhül is out of cryostasis and returns with a progressive smorgasbord titled “Leviathan” set for release on Italian label Black Widow Records.
Available on CD and gatefold LP.
Special bundle prices with Lost in the Woods.
“Recommended, especially in pairing with ‘The Death Defying Unicorn’” (*****)
“If you like really melodic, floating space progressive rock with a lot of synthesizers, you should enjoy this a lot.”
“a really good prog album by incredibly skilled, Norwegian musicians [...] creative, solid and adventurous”
Annot Rhül is out of cryostasis and returns with a progressive smorgasbord titled “Leviathan” set for release on Italian label Black Widow Records in October 2014.
Seven years ago Annot Rhül released “Lost in the Woods” on Sulatron Records. He has since then delved into the realms of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulu mythos. Which, in short, describes aliens from outer space that inhabit our planet, sometimes they appear – with cathastrohphic effects on the protagonist's physical and mental health. “Leviathan” features a semi-conceptual narrative which lends heavily from Lovecraft's writing.
The album takes off into space with the 14 minute title track Leviathan Suite about an ominous alien entity that settles on earth and wreaks havoc upon unsuspecting sailors. The songs The Colour out of Space and The Mountains of Madness are both inspired by Lovecraft's short stories about aliens on earth. The closing track R'lyeh continues in the same vein as the title track and builds up to a final battle between humans and Cthulu, ending on a note leaving the listener in the dark about who prevails.
Annot Rhül has once again relied on fellow expedition members while recording Leviathan: Halvor William Sanden on drums, friends from Seid (Burt Rocket, Jürgen Kosmos and now ex-Seid member Organ Morgan). Other helping hands include: Lars Fredrik Frøislie (Wobbler), Sven Arne Skarvik and Ingrid Velle (Love Revolt), Allessandro Elide (Manifest/Hoist) and Erlend Naalsund (Asiago).