KHORS "Mysticism"

Style: Atmospheric Black Metal

Recorded: 2008

Released: 2008 (CD), 2009 (CD, MC), 2013 (LP), 2014 (digi-CD)

Avallable in our shop: Yes


KHORS’ third album “Mysticism”, which was originally released in 2008, already achieved a cult status in metal underground. This is proved by a number of already sold out re-issues of this album, including the last one in LP format by Osmose Productions. Now this great album is re-released by Svarga Music in noble 6-panel digipak with 3 bonus tracks and completely new artwork.

Also available T-Shirt and LP version of this release by Osmose Productions.

1. Through The Rays Of Fading Moon...
2. Raven's Dance
3. Milk Of Heavens
4. Winterfall
5. In The Cold Embrace Of Mist
6. Pagan Scars
7. Mysticism
8. Red Mirrors
9. In The Cold Embrace Of Mist (demo, bonus)
10. Through The Rays Of Fading Moon... (live, bonus)
11. Raven's Dance (demo, bonus)

I've enjoyed an album that sounds melancholic, dark and reflexive without being uselessly gothic and boring as many other releases around. Nice surprise.

Brutalism (USA, English), June 2009

It’s the type of release that ultimately props up black metal and keeps the subgenre fresh and varied.

Blistering (USA, English, 8/10), May 2008

Full of creativity, versatile songwriting, and the thundering punch of metal makes this record bound to gather some attention.

Sputnik Music (International, English, 4/5), March 2009

Album of the month! Deliver an album universally powerful and beautiful, nature-inspired and nature-glorifying. (USA, English, 91/100), February 2009

“Mysticism” should cater to a fairly wide variety of listeners, as they cover a quite big spectrum, I could see fans of BORKNAGAR or MOONSORROW like this as well as those who enjoy Post Rock/Metal influences.

The Metal Observer (USA, English, 8.5/10), May 2009

KHORS are something of a supergroup, featuring past and present members of Astrofaes and Hate Forest among others ...  "Mysticism" then, offers plenty of meat to the veteran while also acting as a sound starting point for virgin of the ex-Soviet Bloc's grim delights.

Terrorizer (UK, English, 7.5/10), May 2008

Mysticism takes you on a frightening journey through the depressive state of man and nature share when in less than perfect sync with one another.

Funeral Rain (International, English, 9/10), April 2010

Pleasant, and addictive, opus of brilliant atmospheric Black Metal.

Metal Crypt (USA, English, 5/5), February 2009

Khors is one talented unit that brings you through many layers and levels of emotions.

Absolute Zero Media (USA, English), February 2009