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Mother Culture

by Avast

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1.
Mother culture; her voice, which you have listened to since the day you were born. The explanation for how things came to be this way. You know it well, just like everyone else. The story about man, the world and the gods; an interrelated scenario. To enact a story is living it. To enact a story is making it become real; striving to make it come true. Two cultures, two stories, two premises; different and contradictory.
2.
The Myth 03:37
Instrumental.
3.
Birth of Man 05:43
Birth of man; the central event in the history of the cosmos itself. From that moment, everything else was less important; the universe was no longer of any interest; it no longer participated in the unfolding drama. From that moment, the earth alone was sufficient. The birthplace of man; the home of man, with one single purpose – designed to produce and sustain life. The birth of man; the central event. The birth of man; an expression of divine intentions.
4.
Mother, what have I done to this world? Now it’s in my grasp to destroy it all, burn it all down. So here I stand at the brink of my own extinction. Will I have the chance to pull back before it’s too late?
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An earnest desire to save the world. Who can show the destroyers of the Earth that there is not just one right way to live? Renounce the notion that you know who shall live and die.
6.
The difference between the inmates of criminal prisons and the inmates of the cultural prison: The former understands that the distribution of wealth and power inside the prison has nothing to do with justice. Justice demands that people other than white men have power. Isn’t it true? So true; an idea whose time has come.

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Avast hails from Stavanger, Norway, and fuses the aesthetics of black metal with the atmospherics of post-rock to create a soundscape that is both breathtaking and mesmerizing. Since starting out in 2015, Avast has released a two track EP, been on one European tour, and in the autumn of 2018 the band released its debut record Mother Culture through Dark Essence Records.

Reviewers and promoters have placed the band in many different genres, with blackgaze and post-black metal being the most prominent. Critics have also pointed out that the band is clearly rooted in punk rock and hardcore, particularly considering their lyrics not being centered around typical occult black metal themes. Instead their lyrics deal with social and environmental issues in a poetic and philosophical disguise. The band’s debut full-length record, Mother Culture, is an atmospheric, dark and poetic blackgaze journey through some of the myths that modern civilization is built upon. The record addresses the potential for a global catastrophe, and is based on the philosophical novel Ishmael by Daniel Quinn.

All songs written and produced by Avast.
Recorded and mixed at Tentakkel Audio, Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway, 2017-2018.
Drums recorded by Espen Håland.
Guitar, bass and vocals recorded by Ørjan Kristoffersen Lund.
Synth, sound effects and mix by Ørjan Kristoffersen Lund.
Mastered by Ermin Hamidovic at Systematic Productions.

Cover art by Ole Nymoen Design.

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released October 26, 2018

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Avast Stavanger, Norway

Atmospheric, poetic, brutal, dark and mesmerizing. First class blackgaze with a touch of the vintage Norwegian black metal heritage.

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