Esoctrilihum “Pandaemorthium (Forbidden Formulas To Awaken The Blind Sovereigns of Nothingness)”

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Band: Esoctrilihum
Title: Pandaemorthium (Forbidden Formulas To Awaken The Blind Sovereigns of
Label: I, Voidhanger Records
Release Date: 23 February 2018
Country: France

Only eight months after the debut album “Nystic Echo from a Funeral Dimension”, France’s Esoctrilihum delivers another dark opus in praise of the shadows rituals – “Pandaemorthium (Forbidden Formulas To Awaken The Blind Sovereigns of Nothingness)”. The only member of the band – Asthaghul, performing all instruments and vocals, is completely surrounded by unknown facts, but with the new album he opens a titanic gate to the majestic cosmic passages in worship of unholy forces. It is really a gate of the unknown path to the metamorphosis descend. He creates his own visions, gathers the paradoxes of reality, builds a huge monument of nightmares with this record. This is a journey into the nihilistic void through an enchanted black forest, in which the listener drowns in chaos, madness, mysticism. A forest existing only in the darkest dreams, where the listener runs into psychedelia, but can’t escape the fatal end strike which takes him to the dimension of nonexistence. The mystic mesmerizing record consists of 11 chants, “revealing the unmeasurable depths of utter blackness”. It is a horrifying one hour and eight minutes long. The riffs and echoing drumming are accompanied by heavy dreamside guttural ritualistic vocals from the deepest circles of hell, calling the ancient powers and cosmic creations for the Lord of closed eyes. The record has its very own atmosphere. The variety is fantastic. The author cleverly plays with the listener, diving him into the black, then brings him back for a moment, just to pretend he is safe, and suddenly again everything is back into the desperate nothingness and absurd. The record has to be experienced, felt, and everyone alone to discover the direction. “Pandaemorthium” has elements from the both spectrums of black and death metal, adding noir, dreamside, mystic visions of the unescapable void to the unbearable reality of the present day. The gate is opened and the black swallows everything. 9/10 By Count Vlad