359 (FI) "The Path of Ayin" mCD
Label: Schattenkult Produktionen
The Path of Ayin is the Kabbalistic path known for accessing the visionary eye of the soul and for expressing ones primal, animalistic tendencies. It is also the title of Finnish black metal project 359's latest offering, which dropped in mid-August through Schattenkult Produktionen. While I'm not sure if the band's name is influenced by the Council of Rimini or the start of the Roman's scorched earth policy (both which happened in the year 359), it's not really important. What does matter is that 359 offers some solid black metal, which follows in the grand traditions of Finnish black metal, yet tempered with a sense of reverent stoicism towards the second wave.