Absu - Barathrum V.I.T.R.I.O.L.

7.4 | 36 votes |
Release date: 1 December 1993
Style: Blackened thrash metal


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01. An Involution Of Thorns
02. Descent To Acheron (Evolving Into The Progression Of Woe)
03. An Equinox Of Fathomless Disheartenment
04. The Thrice Is Greatest To Ninnigal
05. Infinite And Profane Thrones
06. Fantasizing To The Third Of The Pagan Vision (Quoth The Sky, Nevermore) Act II
07. An Evolution Of Horns
08. The Coming Of War [Live in Belgium, April 21, 1995] [Reissue bonus]
09. The Thrice Is Greatest To Ninnigal [Live in Germany, April 26, 1995] [Reissue bonus]
10. Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle [Live in Belgium, April 21, 1995] [Reissue bonus]

Additional info
The full name of this release is "Barathrum: Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultul Lapidem", which is an alchemical motto that translates to "Visit the interior of the earth and purifying you will find the hidden stone", and refers to a process of internal spiritual purification.

Produced by Absu and Gothic Records. Executive production by Osmose Productions. Recorded in 1993.

Original CD by Gothic Records was limited to 900 copies and didn't feature either the band's logo, or the album's title on it. However there is also Gothic Records version with the album title on the front cover. Picture LP limited to 800 copies (200 copies including a shirt and a patch).


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27.01.2013 - 14:21
Rating: 8
Absu is probably the only american BM band I've ever listened to, so I decided to try out their whole discography. This, their first is pretty damn good for a debut. Although the production (unsurprisingly) sounds raw, it can be overlooked by the atmosphere created here. 'Fantasizing...' is an absolute epic in its own right and closer 'An evolution of hearts' is symphonic yet eerie at the same time.

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