Antediluvian - λόγος review
|Release date:||April 2013|
01. Homunculus Daimon-Eon (Awakening)
02. Consumate Spellbound Synapses
03. Towers Of Silence
04. The Ash And The Stars
05. Beyond Diurnal Winds
06. Nuclear Crucifixion (Turning The Spear Inward)
07. On The Tree Of Life And Death
08. Transept Of Limbs
09. Death Meta
It never ceases to amaze me whenever I discover great stuff through random encounters, and in Antediluvian's case, my mind was blown...then its remains were consumed by dark figures I had never seen before.
Well to be honest, it wasn't technically a random encounter as I hungered for more black/death metal after Akercocke's bitter demise and I guess that was where I made my first and last mistake. A year later, in 2013, I found myself in hell; Bölzer, Tribulation and the icing on the cake, Antediluvian's peculiarly-titled album λόγος or "Logos" which was used by Heraclitus to describe the principle of order and knowledge.
Before listening to this album I decided to try listening to Through The Cervix Of Hawaah, and it made me quite hesitant on whether I should move on to this album or if that's all they have to offer. Being able to overcome my doubts and finally giving λόγος a spin, my only regret is that I listened to it at midnight without head-banging.
Building up on intense and hollow blast-beat tornadoes, riffing dissonance and guttural grunts from the lungs of hell, the music you're about to expect from these chaotic Canadians isn't fresh; it's hateful, morbid and rather unpredictable in nature. It's overwhelming like hell's fire. That's right: 34 minutes of unbearable pungent black/death metal. λόγος sounds as thick as a dark tar pit, as primal as the Wendigo and as agonizing as suffocation. There are potential risks of developing real ear-worms after extended periods of exposure.
In conclusion, Antediluvian duly hit the lights with an ugly black/death metal record for the hateful. If you were looking for a lucky candidate for the WTF album of the year 2013, λόγος is a guaranteed place-holder.
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