Infestus - E X | I S T



8.3 | 51 votes |
Release date: 16 May 2011
Style: Black metal

Owners:

43 have it
13 want it


01. Akoasma
02. Down Spiral Depersonification
03. Darkness Blazing In The Flame Of Fire
04. Torn Observer
05. Mirror Mind Reality
06. Der Blick Hinaus
07. Descend Direction Void

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten
Rating:
8.2
Something very nasty must happen to leave behind my admiration for the German black metal scene of the later years and Infestus are not here to serve this cause. Being a one-man band nowadays, Andras takes care of everything and the third full-length is reality. E x | I s t its title and the existential matters keep on breathing through the sullen, grey cover artwork which prepares the listener in the most appropriate way.

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published 18.08.2011 | Comments (20)


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22.05.2011 - 18:12
!J.O.O.E.!
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With the possible exception of Negative Plane's recent one this is easily the best BM record of the year so far.
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22.05.2011 - 20:25
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Agreed for the most part, this and Negative Plane's latest are excellent releases, but my personal tastes are drawn more to Woods of Desolation and Deafheaven.

Dort, wo das alte Böse ruht is a great black metal album as well. 2011 is not too shabby thus far.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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23.05.2011 - 19:11
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.05.2011 at 20:25

Agreed for the most part, this and Negative Plane's latest are excellent releases, but my personal tastes are drawn more to Woods of Desolation and Deafheaven.

Dort, wo das alte Böse ruht is a great black metal album as well. 2011 is not too shabby thus far.

Deafheaven and Woods are a little too effusive for me to love, too heavy on the melody and not enough concentration on a strong, unique sound (or at least one that doesn't pander so much to that blackgaze sound anyway). Still nice stuff though. If you haven't yet get round to listening to that Verwüstung record, I reckon it's right up your proverbial alley.
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23.05.2011 - 19:59
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Guest on 23.05.2011 at 19:11

If you haven't yet get round to listening to that Verwüstung record, I reckon it's right up your proverbial alley.

Haven't yet done so, but I plan on hearing it in its entirety within the next week.
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07.06.2011 - 04:05
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Guest on 23.05.2011 at 19:11
If you haven't yet get round to listening to that Verwüstung record, I reckon it's right up your proverbial alley.

While I'd still take WoD and Deafheaven as my top 2 "blackgaze" albums of the year, Beyond the Watercolor... is an awesome album. Very...ethereal, and has a strong "White EP vibe".
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07.06.2011 - 19:20
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 07.06.2011 at 04:05

Written by Guest on 23.05.2011 at 19:11
If you haven't yet get round to listening to that Verwüstung record, I reckon it's right up your proverbial alley.

While I'd still take WoD and Deafheaven as my top 2 "blackgaze" albums of the year, Beyond the Watercolor... is an awesome album. Very...ethereal, and has a strong "White EP vibe".

And on a separate but annoying note this album will never see itself mentioned on any lists due to it's annoying album title construction. Anyway, glad you liked it.
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12.10.2011 - 20:12
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
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This is a damn solid album , might end up with a 9 upon further listens.
and Ah ! Down Spiral Depersonification is a hands down classic
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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27.11.2011 - 01:57
Rating: 9
Oaken
Hipster
Written by InnerSelf on 12.10.2011 at 20:12

This is a damn solid album , might end up with a 9 upon further listens.
and Ah ! Down Spiral Depersonification is a hands down classic

Track 2??
The last 2 minutes slay balls.
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In that case, man is only air as well.
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27.11.2011 - 13:22
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Oaken on 27.11.2011 at 01:57

Written by InnerSelf on 12.10.2011 at 20:12

This is a damn solid album , might end up with a 9 upon further listens.
and Ah ! Down Spiral Depersonification is a hands down classic

Track 2??
The last 2 minutes slay balls.


Indeed
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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27.11.2011 - 16:05
!J.O.O.E.!
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Mirror Mind Reality is a contender for song of the year.
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13.01.2013 - 19:21
nille
This album was a good album in 2008 ..........

Most of the German power metal, and heavy metal groups from across the style of Black Metal Black Metal, but this was good
((( Song # 1 I love this album )))
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13.01.2013 - 19:24
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by nille on 13.01.2013 at 19:21
This album was a good album in 2008 ..........


Wrong year.
but yeah, this is some fine black metal.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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14.01.2013 - 16:27
nille
I know this is the album for the year 2011 ..... This album is the album of 2008 for me was that it was stronger and better .....
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30.05.2014 - 23:26
Rating: 9
musclassia
I feel sad giving this such belated praise, but returned to down spiral personification whilst getting drunk and remember just what a quality album this truly is. Sad it's name alone removed much of its praise opportunity, but a truly great album given such an impreassive 2014 followup
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21.09.2014 - 02:18
!J.O.O.E.!
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Too good. Best song they've ever written.

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17.11.2015 - 15:55
Rating: 9
Dima
Whoever produced this album deserves a raise. If anyone is still searching for the cover artist it seems to be by Eric Lacombe. Can't find the exact artwork but it's too eerily similar to his other work for it not to be.
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26.05.2016 - 00:39
Rating: 8
Paz
News Man
Just got this in the mail.

Agree with Dima about the production, which is one of the best I know. And yeah, the artwork was indeed created by Lacombe
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