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Esoteric : Epistemological Despondency

This time, no beautiful album cover with majestic landscapes or desolate colours: instead a black and white mandala, perfectly fit to concentrate on, meditation or... tripping experiences.

There are some pretty good reasons why this cover is used: Esoteric's music is an incredible trip through unsuspected subconscious realms. Ultraslow doom death combined with scary psychedelic echo and reverb effects, make the sound huge and psychotic and let you understand why most people are too scared to confront their own dark side. The entire album almost completely lacks any melody with the exception of a few almost "groovy" guitar solo’s that refer to ’70 hardrock and stoner rock.

The misanthropic lyrics and the impressive catalogue in the booklet featuring all those who can "fuck off and die" according to the band, suggest the creative genious of a band that only make music for themselves and don’t care about anything or anyone (or maybe the psychopathic personalities of the band members?). The production is suprisingly lower in comparison with their demo, but this underground sound somehow fits better with the hateful, misanthropic and devoid of any sense or hope music. With other words, this is music for the few, but those few know damned well how addictive it can get!

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Bereft
2. Only Hate (Baresark)
3. The Noise of Depression

1. Lamented Despondency
2. Eradification (of Thorns)
3. Awaiting My Death

Duration : Approx. 89 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kostas Panagiotou
No God Only Pain
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