Metal music is a beautiful thing with the ability to span across many cultures and nations. It grew from it’s early European roots to nestle across all seven continents in one form or another. Even so, there are some countries you rarely hear the sound echo from. Recently, we received one of these rare echoes.
Azerbaijan. Look for metal bands from this nation and you’ll find they’re few and far between. But it turns out this nation is home to a rare specimen, both sonically and locational wise. Emin Guliyev is an incredible one man band operating under the moniker of Violet Cold. His craft is quite unique and performed with phenomenal execution. He is an experimental black metal artist adding in elements of shoegaze, post-metal, and even electronic dream pop! It’s more or less easy to guarantee you won’t find a project like this no matter where you look!
Better yet, Emin Guliyev is, by far, one of the most prolific artists we have ever encountered here on The Circle Pit. On his Bandcamp page, he’s put out a total of 29 different releases from albums to singles since (wait for it…) DECEMBER 2013! This includes 2 albums and 3 EPs to be more specific. And all of his material is rock solid from what we’ve heard. It’s clear this guy has a golden work ethic. And for that, he has our total respect.
It’s definitely recommended that you give this man’s music a go. We’ve provided the stream to his latest album, “Desperate Dreams”, which was released just two months ago. If you enjoy the music, be sure to show some love to Violet Cold through the links down below. Hope you all have a good day!