Finnish post-black-metal group KIOVA (featured on IDIOTEQ earlier this year) are streaming their entire new EP “Empty Fields and Smoke-Filled Skies” just a few days ahead of its release this Friday, October 30th on Off Records and Maniyax Records.
The full EP is now playing at Everything Is Noise, who commented “this EP has great balance between the atmospheric and moody sections along with the gritty, abrasive sound we’ve come to love when it comes to black and post-metal.”
Recorded in the Finnish countryside, mixed and mastered by Topon Das (Fuck the Facts) at Apartment 2 Recording, “Empty Fields and Smoke-Filled Skies” is both caustic and emotional, furious yet filled with some melodic sensibilities. Their unique and powerful combination of genres along with exploration of Lovecraftian fantasy fiction guarantees that Kiova are a fascinating and interesting band not only to fans of post-metal and post-black-metal but to anyone who’s fascinated by stories about pain, death and loss.
If you put Oathbreaker, Fall of Efrafa and Envy in a melting pot with a dash of Slavic mythology the results would sound something like Kiova. This five-piece band from Oulu, Finland, wants to create havoc with their new EP “Empty Fields and Smoke-Filled Skies”.