|A decade has passed since last the Old Ones spoke and the world has grown darker still...|
|A decade has passed since last the Old Ones spoke and the world has grown darker still…|
All the more reason to let them speak again, but sadly that is not going to happen in our lifetime, at least not in the form we are used to. The Ones known as Thergothon utter their cries no longer, but the echoes resound once more through the black matter out of the workshop of the Painiac.
In non-KVLT language: Painiac Records have re-released 'Stream from the Heavens' on 12" vinyl. The band have called it quits years ago and went on to form This Empty Flow, but the impression Thergothon have left on the modern doom scene is thorough and will not fade away soon.
This edition shows why that is done so more profoundly than the CD releases ever could. Niko Sirkiš himself points out in a band member's commentary on the back of the LP that the album was originally meant for release on vinyl as it was intended to be split into two separate parts, spiraling inward. Besides the musical aspect, the re-release is visually more pleasing. The ominous front cover is shown in greater detail and the lyrics are calligraphed on the inside of the gatefold, which heightens the mysterious atmosphere that surrounds the band and its music.
Thergothon's utterly slow, dark and uncompromising doom forms one of the pillars for the Funeral Doom subgenre and their two releases can be considered milestones in the Doom genre proper. All the more reason to get your hands on this one if you haven't done so already. This limited-to-500 12" is probably the best version available, because this is 'Stream...' as it was meant to be. Don't hesitate and contact Painiac now before it’s too late.
I'd like to close this review by quoting these final words from the back of the album:
"We owe respect to Painiac for releasing this Lp and respect to all those who have kept Thergothon dead but dreaming for all these years…
The Great Old Ones still live in our dreams..."
2. Yet the Watchers Guard
3. The Unknown Kadath in the Cold Waste
5. Who Rides the Astral Wings
6. Crying Blood and Crimson Snow
Duration : Approx. 41 minutes.
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