Womb 01. Those Beaten Paths Of Confusion 02. Beyond The Shadows Of Emptiness & Nothingness 03. Poison Yourself... With Thought
Grave 04. The Agents Of Transformation 05. Drowning In The Pain Of Consciousness 06. Deny The Disease Of Life
Additional info Tape by Dismal Cursings for EU and rest of world, limitation undisclosed.
Tape by Crepúsculo Negro for USA, limited to 100 handnumbered copies.
Tape reissue via Crepúsculo Negro in 2010, limited to 200 handnumbered copies.
Both versions have the same music and artwork. The only difference is that Dismal Cursings' version has pro-printed cassettes, while the US version has a sticker on the cassettes instead and includes a patch.
The Crepúsculo Negro reissue comes on a clear tape, without stickers and patch.
This is in no way an easy listen. It took me several listens to enjoy, but it was totally worth it. This album is very 'black metal' in essence, but it is also very original. The first thing I noticed was the intricate structure and the technicality throughout the album, but nowhere as complex as the wankery Krallice, and much more 'soulful' than them. Another strong aspect of this work is the sonic melodies and leads blazing over the background rythyms, and that FANTASTIC guitar tone. This is way too dark. It's not dark in the prospect of hell (too cheesy), it feels like an extremely fast roller coaster ride in a pitch-black cavern. It's just darkness on it's one, with some elegance and grandeur injected here and there.