It was an idea I had for quite some time to take choral music / Gregorian chant and put the harshest black metal with it.
I think it fits very well being a maelstrom of opposites. Quite and calm. Dissonant and harmonious. The thing is though, with another opposite here, black metal heavily rooted in satanism, paganism and/or all around anti-Christian themes, and the choral music being Rachmaninoff's Vespers for this release, therein is the controversy.
We all know there's no such thing as "Christian music", just "Christian lyrics" - and that's exactly what this has.
I don't hide it either with song names such as "Glory To God in the Highest" and "Praise the Name of the Lord" which are the English translations of the Vespers songs.
Needless to say, I'm shopping the Christian metal scene for labels. Besides, this is actually the resurrection of a Christian metal project I did 14 years ago.
(I think we're all aware that Christian metal isn't a new concept so lets hear some opinions, shall we?)
Feel free to start debates regarding the following topics:
~ Holy and Evil music/lyrics - lines drawn and perhaps merging the two?
~ Copyright laws / Royalties regarding publishing works which include someone else's published recordings