Idol Of Fear: Undeniable, undefinable… an eerily progressing black darkness from the North.

Idol Of Fear - Trespasser

Toronto’s Idol of Fear have unleash their new album Trespasser via their own label Somnolence Productions. The album was recorded/mixed entirely by the band and mastered by Jermie Bézier (Emptiness, Enthroned) at Blackout Studios, Belgium. The track Angel Dust,

Some might be already familiar with the band and their two previous releases Grave Aperture (LP) (2018) and All Sights Affixed, Ablaze (LP) (2014). Idol Of Fear is undeniable, undefinable… an eerily progressing black darkness from the North. The track Cheirotonia,

What the press is saying:

«Musically, the song is a stylistic hybrid that’s deeply haunting and even entrancing, but it too is a bitter revelation. The slow, ghostly wail of horns opens the song, along with solemn ecclesiastical chanting. Skull-cracking beats join in along with grim guitar emanations and torrid howls. The pace of the music remains steady, but the riffing transforms into a searing sensation. The tragic wail of the opening persists, and bell-like guitar tones ring out in grief around the scalding vocals and the boom and snap of the drums. A feeling of anguish burns through the music, but a sea of soft ambience flows in, along with a mysterious rippling melody. The music ascends and shines, but never casts off the feeling of tragedy or the aura of mystery».

«Familiar with much of the Canadian metal scene, Idol of Fear stands out as a band offering variety and passion through their creative experimentation and discovery. Trespasser is sure to bring familiar listeners and new to their knees with terrifying vocals, chaotic melodies, and beautiful instrumentals that certainly made me raise my eyebrows in surprise», Noob Heavy

 Canada’s Idol of Fear have been casting darkness since 2011 and have released two full-lengths since then. They have released their third album Trespasser in March 2022.

«Fear has never in recent memory held more power and sway over our populations than now. A spectrum ranging from extreme visceral terror to the more subtle and sublime forms, the latter form perhaps more nefarious in its subliminal accumulation. Whether manufactured or seated in a terrible legitimacy, its prevalence has seeped into nearly every aspect of our societal facets. Acknowledgment of its reign is unnecessary when it dictates the context of an individual existing within its domain. TRESPASSER is born of this wicked plane; a vehicle of ill-conceived venturing into the hostile dark», adds the band.

Aggressive and brooding, black metal fans should brace themselves for the heavy darkness from the North. They are recommended for those who listen to Deathspell Omega, Mgla, and Emptines


Cowering before its brilliance

A blessing drawn from blood visions

With eyes wide and arms outstretched

Cowering from a conclusion –

An insight to despair

That colours the world red

With vicious passion

Let faith deliver a world gripped in spite

of the highest strength

and let the face of God

flash with twitching candor

And it won’t let me down

lead by the blight of slain

and carried by whispers

I’m held on the winds that rake

the corpse of time

beyond the fallen

and it won’t let me down…

piercing dissent within your hearts

from the maze above and between the sky

unto the monument


To be dredged

dredged along the graves of the holy

caught in the nets of negation

blinded by consequence

Lifted higher as skies give way

like snapping tendons no longer upheld

by the grace of deceit

Stolen by shadows

and they won’t let me down!

Filling dissent within your hearts –

from the maze above

and between the sky unto the monument



About Ulf Backstrøm (7174 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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