the distinction between christian and satanic music can often times be v confusing, especially when the only thing signifying the difference is apparently the lyrics or symbolism, which can also be just as convoluted. despite this suspicious juxtaposition, the high seraphim OAKS OF BETHEL isn’t hiding behind an enigma of religion. w a little research their origins are revealed as an “unblack metal” (christian) band. however, nothing about the music sounds even relatively “christian” aside from the reoccurring ominous humming found in almost every release so far, save the most recent “I AM THE BRIDGE…”. only a week old, i still consider this nearly 31min long blessed distortion of black metal their most wretched yet. the production quality has increased exponentially, allowing you to fully absorb the anointed and disturbing aura of droning noise emitted from the heavenly OAKS OF BETHEL. “I AM THE BRIDGE…” is their 12th release since the band’s formation in 2009, and i presume there shall be countless more. the only one i’m missing in their angelic saga is “TWO RIVERS OF BLOOD FLOW FROM THE MOON“, so if you happen to come across it i’d be willing to trade any (or all!) of the others in return!
oaks of bethel – i am the bridge… (2011)
location: ?, illionois
“unblack” metal / drone / noise
bit rate: 320kbps
01 i am the bridge…