Arizmenda - Within The Vacuum Of Infinity...



8.4 | 23 votes |
Release date: 12 October 2009
Style: Psychedelic black metal

Owners:

13 have it
6 want it


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.

Cover art from the film "Begotten"

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08.08.2016 - 22:07
!J.O.O.E.!
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Also, you could do worse than check out this compilation. Has a big chunk of the bands from the BTC thing on. I think it gets way better after the 3rd track or so but lots of great stuff on it.




This is also a great comp, too.
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21.08.2016 - 10:51
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Have preferred Volahn to Arizmenda so far. I've listened to Volahn's debut and the 2014 record and really loved them. I think I've listened the '14 Arizmenda record but not sure why I don't remember it much apart from it being just good. But thanks to all the masturbatory comments here and around the site, I am finally checking this out. And yeah, the standout highlight here is the almost psychedelic-y and drunk nature of the songwriting. Truly amazing how the riffs feel here, its almost as if they get sped up and slowed down even when they don't. Enjoying this a lot.
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24.08.2016 - 21:10
Mikolaj
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This album is so good that it almost makes me cry.
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29.08.2016 - 23:21
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Written by Guest on 24.08.2016 at 21:10

This album is so good that it almost makes me cry.

No where near that outstanding to me. I'm guess then I'm probably with Zaphod on this one. Its just solid psychedelic black metal. I agree the guitar tone, vox and songwriting are all good but they are far from the best that bm has to offer.

Not similar sounding but have you checked out The Ruins of Beverast's debut? That is imo a standout and peerless record and probably my all time fav bm album.
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30.08.2016 - 00:36
!J.O.O.E.!
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Unlock The Shrine is great, but it suffers from the alternating song structures I think. Not a very natural layout. Still top tier black metal, but I would cite Arizmenda as the better album.
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30.08.2016 - 03:06
Rating: 10
mz
UTS and this album in the same sentence?
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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30.08.2016 - 07:30
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
A tip: When you are the only one disliking a modern classic. It makes you look like a douche when you try to put it down!
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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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30.08.2016 - 12:24
Mikolaj
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Written by 3rdWorld on 29.08.2016 at 23:21

Written by Guest on 24.08.2016 at 21:10

This album is so good that it almost makes me cry.

No where near that outstanding to me. I'm guess then I'm probably with Zaphod on this one. Its just solid psychedelic black metal. I agree the guitar tone, vox and songwriting are all good but they are far from the best that bm has to offer.

Not similar sounding but have you checked out The Ruins of Beverast's debut? That is imo a standout and peerless record and probably my all time fav bm album.


Yeah, I love Unlock the Shrine but I still would pick Arizmenda over it in a heartbeat. I have listened to this album for about 20 times or so and I only know it since three weeks. It has somehow everything I want from black metal and music in general. The guitar tone together with the vocals, production and the atmosphere connects just perfect with my taste. The fact that its also an unorthodox approach to black metal makes it just more interesting to me.
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30.08.2016 - 18:32
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Written by Guest on 30.08.2016 at 12:24

Yeah, I love Unlock the Shrine but I still would pick Arizmenda over it in a heartbeat. I have listened to this album for about 20 times or so and I only know it since three weeks. It has somehow everything I want from black metal and music in general. The guitar tone together with the vocals, production and the atmosphere connects just perfect with my taste. The fact that its also an unorthodox approach to black metal makes it just more interesting to me.

Hehe, 20 times this album will probably be a year long I guess. The album just feels too long to me. I quite liked the slow parts more where it gets really tragedy sounding and epic, the fast parts feel relatively monotonous and simplistic. The ending of the one of the songs where it got really slow and melodic was awesome but I don't even know what song it is as I listened to it in one go yesterday just to get through it. The excessive wankery in the thread probably made me listen to it in haste but it was a really awesome listen honestly.
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30.08.2016 - 18:58
LuciferOfGayness
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 30.08.2016 at 07:30

A tip: When you are the only one disliking a modern classic. It makes you look like a douche when you try to put it down!

A douche can also be seen as someone who thinks for himself. Nothing wrong with a bit of debating, thats why we are here. Everyone here isnt here for the circle-jerk, can I get in?
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30.08.2016 - 19:00
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 30.08.2016 at 18:58
A douche can also be seen as someone who thinks for himself. Nothing wrong with a bit of debating, thats why we are here. Everyone here isnt here for the circle-jerk, can I get in?


You are not used to the way we treat mz's dislike for the album mentioned (and a couple of others), so I'm not expecting you to take my comment for what it really was (an intern joke). Don't worry, he'll get it.
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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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30.08.2016 - 19:04
LuciferOfGayness
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 30.08.2016 at 19:00

Written by Guest on 30.08.2016 at 18:58
A douche can also be seen as someone who thinks for himself. Nothing wrong with a bit of debating, thats why we are here. Everyone here isnt here for the circle-jerk, can I get in?


You are not used to the way we treat mz's dislike for the album mentioned (and a couple of others), so I'm not expecting you to take my comment for what it really was (an intern joke). Don't worry, he'll get it.

Kk
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31.08.2016 - 06:41
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Didn't exactly notice the members of circle-jerk posting after my post. Knew it was bound to happen anyway.

The alternating song structures and the variation in song pacing is everything I like about UTS, in fact I enjoy the interludes more than the songs themselves and probably why its still the best bm rec I've heard. This just feels like an hour long track, not that its bad its perfect for a full listen but I prefer it when the individual songs have variation or their own identities in an album, makes it more interesting/memorable for me.
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31.08.2016 - 06:44
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Written by Mr. Doctor on 30.08.2016 at 07:30

When you are the only one disliking a modern classic.

Who is that may I ask?
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13.12.2016 - 03:40
Rating: 9
VIG
A modern classic is the perfect way to describe this album, and maybe even the band in general, but maybe not. Anyways, I'm so bummed out I missed out on the recent Double LP being sold on Bandcamp, with only like 15 copies.
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