THE HOWLING WIND – Into The Cryosphere
Formed by Ryan Lipynsky (also of UNEARTHLY TRANCE of course) after the imminent demise of THRALLDOM (one of the most important bands in the history of U.S. black metal), THE HOWLING WIND became a further exploration of Lipynsky’s black metal psyche, allowing him to further delve and experiment within said genre.
In conspiracy with drummer Tim Call (of ALDEBARAN), Ryan Lipynsky's vision for THE HOWLING WIND incorporated the very essence of old school black metal (i.e. BATHORY, CELTIC FROST, old-DARKTHRONE) along with Lipynsky’s blood born doom that he’s known to unleash with Unearthly Trance.
With “Into The Cryosphere”, Lipynsky and Call nonetheless take the sound initiated by “Pestilence & Peril” even further into a more violent, virulent, and experimental territory. Captured by Colin Marston (KRALLICE, GORGUTS etc.) at The Thousand Caves Studio, “Into The Cryosphere” is an unforgiving and chilling soundtrack that takes the listener within the desolate, cold, vast, and lifeless realm known as Antarctica. Through an occult-like cosmic vision, the vision of Antarctica that THE HOWLING WIND present with “Into The Cryosphere” is an unholy realm where the fall of mankind is reflected through a kingdom of ice.
Bring on nuclear winter, tracklisting for “Into The Cryosphere” goes as follows:
1. The Seething Wrath Of A Frigid Soul
2. Teeth Of Frost
3. Obscured Pyramid
4. Ice Cracking In The Abyss
5. Will Is The Only Fire Under An Avalanche
6. Impossible Eternity
7. A Dead Galaxy Mirrored In An Ice Mirage