Acrimonious - Sunyata


8.1 | 10 votes |
Release date: 27 November 2012
Style: Black metal

Owners:

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2 want it


01. Nexus Aosoth
02. Lykania Hecate
03. Adharma
04. Glory Crowned Son Of The Thousand Petalled Lotus
05. The Hollow Wedjat
06. The Sloughed Scales Of Separation
07. Vitalising The Red-Purple In Ishet-Zenunim
08. Black Kundalini

Line-up
ar-Ra'd al-Iblis - vocals
Cain Letifer - guitars, vocals
Semjaza - guitars
C. Docre - drums
Akhkhar - bass

Staff review by
wormdrink414
Rating:
N/A
The cover-picture being as bright and out-there as it is, and considering the vaganus on it, I expected this to be a whole lot weirder and up-its-vaganus than it is. Fact is though, the brand of black metal that Acrimonious play is actually pretty straight-forward and accessible.

The problem is, as a whole, it's all pretty dry. When it comes to black metal with an emphasis placed on atmosphere (over, say, the stab-you-repeatedly-with-daggers black metal I normally veer toward), as it is here, iciness and coldness, or in WITTR's case, raininess, captivates me more. Maybe it just fits better with the ecology of my home state, but the lost in a foggy forest thing seems almost essential for it to work for me.

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published 20.11.2012 | Comments (4)

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21.12.2014 - 09:51
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Love those vocals and the phrasing.
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15.01.2015 - 17:45
Rating: 8
Alex F
Kinda mad that I'm just now discovering this album. Really good shit

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15.01.2015 - 17:49
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Alex F on 15.01.2015 at 17:45

Kinda mad that I'm just now discovering this album. Really good shit

Yeah really good stuff. Shame the review on here sort of misrepresented it.
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24.09.2016 - 13:49
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
This band has great song names.

New album's song names:

Incineration Initiator
The Northern Portal
Damnation's Bells
Satariel's Grail
Elder of the Nashiym
Kaivalya
Qayin Rex Mortis
Ominous Visions of Nod
Stirring the Ancient Waters
Litany of Moloch's Feast
Thaumitan Crown


Relistening to this now, truly great stuff.
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24.09.2016 - 14:10
3rdWorld
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Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 24.09.2016 at 13:49

This band has great song names.

New album's song names:

Incineration Initiator
The Northern Portal
Damnation's Bells
Satariel's Grail
Elder of the Nashiym
Kaivalya
Qayin Rex Mortis
Ominous Visions of Nod
Stirring the Ancient Waters
Litany of Moloch's Feast
Thaumitan Crown


This is just better though.

01. Black Dragons Soar Above The Mountain Of Shadows (Prologue)
02. To Dethrone The Witch-Queen Of Mytos K'unn (The Legend Of The Battle Of Blackhelm Vale)
03. As The Vortex Illumines The Crystalline Walls Of Kor-Avul-Thaa
04. Starfire Burning Upon The Ice - Veiled Throne Of Ultima Thule
05. Journey To The Isle Of Mists (Over The Moonless Depths Of Night-Dark Seas)
06. The Splendour Of A Thousand Swords Gleaming Beneath The Blazon Of The Hyperborean Empire
07. And Lo, When The Imperium Marches Against Gul-Kothoth, Then Dark Sorceries Shall Enshroud The Citadel Of The Obsidian Crown
08. Summoning The Guardians Of The Astral Gate
09. In The Raven-Hunted Forests Of Darkenhold, Where Shadows Reign And The Hues Of Sunlight Never Dance
10. At The Altar Of The Dreaming Gods (Epilogue)
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24.09.2016 - 14:13
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by 3rdWorld on 24.09.2016 at 14:10


This is just better though.

01. Black Dragons Soar Above The Mountain Of Shadows (Prologue)
02. To Dethrone The Witch-Queen Of Mytos K'unn (The Legend Of The Battle Of Blackhelm Vale)
03. As The Vortex Illumines The Crystalline Walls Of Kor-Avul-Thaa
04. Starfire Burning Upon The Ice - Veiled Throne Of Ultima Thule
05. Journey To The Isle Of Mists (Over The Moonless Depths Of Night-Dark Seas)
06. The Splendour Of A Thousand Swords Gleaming Beneath The Blazon Of The Hyperborean Empire
07. And Lo, When The Imperium Marches Against Gul-Kothoth, Then Dark Sorceries Shall Enshroud The Citadel Of The Obsidian Crown
08. Summoning The Guardians Of The Astral Gate
09. In The Raven-Hunted Forests Of Darkenhold, Where Shadows Reign And The Hues Of Sunlight Never Dance
10. At The Altar Of The Dreaming Gods (Epilogue)

Bal Sagoth's stuff is definitely a mouthful
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21.10.2016 - 16:39
3rdWorld
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This has some very good melodic riffage but definitely not meloblack. I guess I'm more with the review here, definitely not as the original or refreshing as the cover and titles suggest. Still a fun listen fo' sure.
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21.10.2016 - 16:42
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
I don't think anything here implies originality. Just goes along with the music as some nice accompanying imagery. I wouldn't say it's original, but the songwriting diversity and quality and the stellar, punchy sound is pretty refreshing.
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21.10.2016 - 16:50
3rdWorld
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Guess I made the same mistake as the reviewer and went in with a different kind of expectation, anticipating something aggressive/weird by the cover art and titles. Found it overtly melodic when I started listening.
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21.10.2016 - 16:58
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
I think my expectation would have been psychedelic, or maybe something akin to Cult of Fire. I think it all ties together fairly well though.
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21.10.2016 - 17:04
3rdWorld
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Finished it just now. That two closer tracks are really well written and probably the highlight for me. Especially the penultimate one, just relentlessly furious but still melodic and cool and stuff. Exactly what I want here.
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