Y'ha-Nthlei [official web-page]

Y'ha-Nthlei

(updated in June 2017)



About

    Russian one-man project from Novosibirsk formed in March 2012. Style - experimental black metal with drone / doom / dark ambient influences. Randolph Carter - all instruments. Contact: yha-nthlei [at] mail [dot] ru


Discography

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- Temple Of Insanity (Demo) 2012

Cover Edition from NitroAtmosfericum Records Flyer from Cold Solitude Productions Flyer from Grotesque Sounds Productions Edition from Grotesque Sounds Productionss

Released on NitroAtmosfericum Records in April 2012, limited to 13 copies on tape.
Released on Cold Solitude Productions in July 2012, limited to 10 copies on tape.
Released on Grotesque Sounds Productions in May 2014, limited to 30 copies on CDr.

Track-list:

  1. Solitary I
  2. Solitary II
  3. Solitary III (mp3)
  4. Hidden Track

    Review by Taisia (in Russian): Сырой, очень своеобразный black, не смотря на отличную запись, при прослушивании у меня создалось ощущение скрежущего металла, давящей обстановки заброшенных узких тёмных помещений с плесенью на стенах. Ощущение, будто находишься в заброшенной тюрьме, где ещё витает дух насилия. Обложка альбома хорошо соответствует самому альбому.

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- Na Cripta Do Desconhecido (Split with Satanic Forest) 2012

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Released on Parkbench Records in May 2012, limited to 25 copies on CDr.
Released on Wulfrune Worxxx in May 2012, limited to 66 copies on tape.

Track-list:

  1. Satanic Forest - Untitled I
  2. Satanic Forest - Untitled II
  3. Y'ha-Nthlei - I
  4. Y'ha-Nthlei - II
  5. Y'ha-Nthlei - III

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- Under Banners Of Rising Evil (Split with Zarach 'Baal' Tharagh) 2012

Cover from Zombie Records Edition from Zombie Records Cover from NitroAtmosfericum Records

Released on Zombie Records in June 2012, limited to 30 copies on tape.
Released on NitroAtmosfericum Records in June 2013, limited to 222 copies on CDr.

Track-list:

  1. Zarach 'Baal' Tharagh - Chapter I
  2. Zarach 'Baal' Tharagh - Chapter II
  3. Zarach 'Baal' Tharagh - Chapter III
  4. Zarach 'Baal' Tharagh - Chapter IV
  5. Zarach 'Baal' Tharagh - Chapter V
  6. Y'ha-Nthlei - Vortex Of Traped Souls (mp3)
  7. Y'ha-Nthlei - Demonic Omen
  8. Y'ha-Nthlei - Overthrow Into Inferno

    Review by Richter from HeadBanger.ru (in Russian): Новосибирское отделение конторы Nitroatmosfericum Records выпустило на счастье слушателю любопытный сплит французского проекта Zarach 'Baal' Tharagh и отечественных насильников слуха Y'ha-Nthlei. Предлагаю, не отходя от кассы, ознакомиться с материалом.
    За вывеской Zarach 'Baal' Tharagh скрывается одинокий француз Люк Мертц, который уже более десяти лет занимается выпуском бесчисленных демок и сплитов, дающих вам возможность оценить вашу верность идеалам тру-блэка. Материал для этого сплита взят с демки 2011 года под декларативным названием “Pure Evil Black Metal”. Уверен, многие из рецензентов с нашего гуттурал-брутал-дэт-портала поставили бы этому диску кол и запустили бы им из форточки в сторону ближайшей помойки, даже не дожидаясь конца первой песни или начала стороны отечественных артистов. Просто наш француз очень колоритен. Его рецепт таков: тупая драм-машинка на один ритм, жутко грязные гитары, мурыжащие всю песню пару риффов, и адский зубодробительный визжащий ор вместо вокала. Всё это заварено на грязнющем глистогонном звуке, так что иной раз кажется, что это не блэк-метал, а жужжание навозных мух в естественной среде обитания и вопли ужаленного ими страдальца. При этом я не нахожу этот материал дико ужасным; в нём даже есть своя нега. В общем, эстетам рекомендуется.
5/10
    Отечественный проект Y'ha-Nthlei подходят к делу конструирования шумового блэка с чуть большей выдумкой и заправляют примитивную долбилку эффектами и препарированными сэмплами, напоминающими о брожении в брюхе после неумеренной и беспорядочной трапезы. Ты прямо чувствуешь, как внутри тебя ходят все кишки. Так и здесь: звуковой мир Y'ha-Nthlei качается с боку на бок, не имея центра тяжести и точки опоры. Слушатель теряет ориентацию в пространстве и времени, хочет убежать из помещения или разломать свою звуковоспроизводящую аппаратуру. Очень грамотная психотропная запись!
6/10
    Сплит, очевидно, имеет целью вызов дьявола и всей армии тьмы. Возможно, это и происходит; можно сказать с уверенностью, что эта музыка не для всех обладает недюжинной силой.

    Review by "Я" from Truemetal-Forum.ru (in Russian): Evil. Ставлю легендарный медиатор группы Reanimator, что вы нихрена не слышали об этих проектах. Первый - тот, у которого название хрен запомнишь - родом из Франции, ван-мен проект чувачка, у которого проектов этих - жопой жуй, да и релизов больше, чем у японцев. И играет он наипримитивнейший raw в самом его компьютерном виде. Под неумолимую мидишную драм-машину чувак пилит гитару, причем, зачастую не успевает. Короче, raw есть raw. Второй проект поинтереснее будет. Это - experimental black/doom из России, кстати, инфы об этом проекте нет даже на метал-архивах. Музыка представляет собой импровизацию на гитаре под разнообразную драм-машину, причем гитарка иногда обработана динамическим питч-шифтером. Короче, адская психиатрическая клиника в музыкальном воплощении. Каждый трек проекта отличается от предыдущего, единственно что их связывает - фишечки с шифтером. Короче, этот проект вытягивает сплит. 6/10

    Review by Ivan Tibos from Concrete Web: When I saw that there was a split in between Zarach ‘Baal’ Tharagh and Y’ha-Nthlei, I experienced some form of happiness, I think. I know that happiness is an emotion that can’t kill you, but still I was shocked. Was it good? Was it bad? Did I need to see the psy? Anyway, soon I returned to reality, hailing blasphemy, misanthropy, anger, desolation and melancholy, but deep inside me there was a voice crying out: ‘thank you, Nitroatmosphericum, for this present’…
    Actually, further investigation taught me that this split had been released on tape in 2012 via Russia’s Zombi Records, yet in a very limited edition. But Nikolay from Astarium, who runs Nitroatmosphericum, was so kind to have it pressed on CD in a larger number of copies, 222 to be more exactly. It comes with different artwork, by the way.
    First act presented is French Zarach ‘Baal’ Tharagh, one of the many, many, many outfits by Luc Mertz. He is or was also in Impostüre, Occult Vomit, Black Sheep, Skullface or new outlet Docteur Z, amongst tens of others. With this solo-project, Luc recorded uncountable things: more than one hundred demos (no kidding), tens of splits and tens of compilations. That has now come to an end, since Luc announced the end of Zarach ‘Baal’ Tharagh (what a pity). But in each case, there is a lot to enjoy, amongst which this stuff.
    The five ‘songs’ on Under Banners Of Rising Evil are taken from the 2001-demo Pure Evil Black Metal, so they are not new, unfortunately. They have been re-released before on compilation recordings, by the way. It might differ from what this project brings as from a couple of years ago, but it does contain the very same nattiness, evilness, grimness. The chapters stand for a hysteric, neurotic, psychotic and schizophrenic mixture of blackened Noise and noisy Black Metal, utterly raw and violent, sordid and apocalyptic. You need to hear it before you understand it, and even then it's hardly acceptable that this kind of Aural Torture is legal (it’s rather ‘lethal’ than legal). But in case you are somewhat sado-masochistically in nature (no matter if it’s the sadistic or the masochistic side of the game), you might adore this nihilistic and no-nonsense Sonic Terror.
    The second project on this split is Y’ha-Nthlei (once again, hello Lovecraft…), not the Italian Funeral Doom-act, but the Russian one-man band. The mastermind behind this project calls himself after the Lovecraft-character Randolph Carter, by the way, so you might have a clue about the lyrical approach, don’t you. There was a first album in 2012, called The Night Opens On The Brink Of The Abyss (via Satanarsa) and the EP Wandering Of Alhazred (Nitroatmosfericum, early 2013), and in mean time Y’ha-Nthlei did release another EP too.
    Y’ha-Nthlei come with three new compositions, which were recorded and mixed during Spring 2012. With some open-minded fantasy, there are quite some parallels in between both projects, but this outfit sounds rather experimental than the French contribution to Under Banners Of Rising Evil. This stuff is more distorted, droning and much more industrial-mechanical-maniacal (can you believe this: ‘more maniacal’ than Zarach ‘Baal’ Tharagh???), and with some goodwill you might detect sweet comparisons to Abruptum – which undersigned cannot but adore / appreciate! But it might be even more frenzy and psychotic than that Swedish Kult-act. And in any god’s name, what inspires this guy to rape O Fortuna (the best known excerpt from Orff’s Carmina Burana) so mercilessly?
84/100

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- Tunnels To Hypogeum (Demo) 2013

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Released on Northern Point Records in February 2013, limited to 50 copies on CDr.
Released on Victory By Fire Records in June 2013, limited to 24 copies on mCDr.

Track-list:

  1. Tunnels To Hypogeum

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- Wandering Of Alhazred (Demo) 2013

Cover from NitroAtmosfericum Records Flyer from Grotesque Sounds Productions Edition from Grotesque Sounds Productions

Released on NitroAtmosfericum Records in June 2013, limited to 77 copies on tape.
Released on Grotesque Sounds Productions in April 2014, limited to 66 copies on CDr.

Track-list:

  1. Genome Of Deep One's Awakened
  2. Wandering of Alhazred (Part I)
  3. Wandering of Alhazred (Part II) (mp3)

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- Pit Of The Ghouls (Single) 2014

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Released as net-release only on official web-page in April 2014.

Track-list:

  1. Pit Of The Ghouls (mp3)

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- Azathoth (Full-length) 2014

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Cover from NitroAtmosfericum Records Edition from NitroAtmosfericum Records

Released on Grotesque Sounds Productions in November 2014, limited to 66 copies on tape.
Released on Smell The Stench in January 2016, limited to 25 copies on CDr.
Released on NitroAtmosfericum Records in June 2017, limited to 333 copies on Pro-CDr.

Track-list:

  1. Azathoth
  2. Pit Of The Ghouls
  3. Old Catacombs
  4. Traped In Kadath
  5. Envoy Of The Ancient (mp3)
  6. Blind Mad God

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- Split (with Mhnunrrn) 2015

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Released on Narcoleptica Prod in July 2015, limited to 30 copies on tape.
Released on NitroAtmosfericum Records in March 2016, limited to 66 copies on Pro-CDr.

Track-list:

  1. Y'ha-Nthlei - Transcendental Journey
  2. Y'ha-Nthlei - Whisper Of Structured Chaos (mp3)
  3. Y'ha-Nthlei - Pit Of The Ghouls
  4. Y'ha-Nthlei - Through Cold Dark Matter
  5. Mhnunrrn - Ssiccla
  6. Mhnunrrn - Paal Kryyp

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- Unholy Mysteries Of Ancient (Full-length) 2016

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Released on Grotesque Sounds Productions in June 2016, limited to 33 copies on tape.
Released on NitroAtmosfericum Records in June 2017, limited to 333 copies on Pro-CDr.

Track-list:

  1. In His House At R’lyeh
  2. Arrival From Fomalhaut (mp3)
  3. Ye Ritual Of Dho-Hna
  4. Tunnels To Hypogeum

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- N'Kai (Single) 2017

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Released on NitroAtmosfericum Records in June 2017, limited to 15 copies on Floppy.

Track-list:

  1. Lightless Abyss
  2. Lord-prisoner


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