ESOTERICA / ÆVANGELIST - To The Dream Plateau Of Hideous Revelation CD
Experimental Black Death artists ESOTERICA and ÆVANGELIST deliver "To the Dream Plateau of Hideous Revelation", a mixture of chaotic noise and haunting despair, and features art by Prof. Ralph Stewart of the Art Institute of Philadelphia. ESOTERICA, who rose from the ashes of Chaos Moon (Black Metal / Funeral Doom), contribute three chaotic tracks of experimental Black Metal noise including a guest appearance by MkM of Antaeus / Aosoth on "Abstraction Vial". Spawned in Florida by Matron Thorn (of Benighted In Sodom) and Ascaris (of Venowl), ÆVANGELIST produce a unique strain of sinister Death Metal comparable to bands like Portal, Mitochondrion or Vasaeleth. Their offering "Omniquity" is a 22 minute+ track, that put simply, is "total war" on the senses. Often violent and disturbing it works like a hallucinogen forcing the listener to bear the weight of the many layers of electronic black noise that are inflicted. Even with the performances great length its influence will hold you like the exorcism of some demon, or the unwanted possession of which. There are no pleasant melodies or riffs here, just DEATH and despair.