Monday, October 8, 2018

Black Seas of Infinity - Within Daathian Chasms (2005)


Related:
Equimanthorn - Lectionum Antiquarum (1999)
Black Seas of Infinity - AMRITA: The Quintessence (2007)

Otherworldly occult dark ambient from SLC, Utah. Creepy synth, dissonant drones, some extremely well-utilized samples, and all-in-all mysterious, reverberating sounds that suggest something unknowable, unspeakable, and terrifying. One of my all-time favorite dark ambient albums.

Adding to my feeling that there's something genuinely supernatural about this record is the fact that I once put "Lucitathan" on a mixtape, and when I listened back to it, the looped "It is an illusion" sample had fucking disappeared. I swear, it was not on the tape. It WAS a goddamn illusion. Now, some might say that the sample in question is so quiet that it barely registers as it is, and that the added tape hiss just drowned it out, but I think it's fairly obvious to anyone with half a brain that those hypothetical people are just bootlicking meat puppets for the great, dark forces that shape our reality from sunken crypts outside of time. Try again, losers.

Also, I just decided that I also want to post the first Black Seas of Infinity demo, which is straight-up raw black metal -- not even a little dark ambient -- but I don't feel like re-doing this whole post, so here's the link to that.

Track listing:
1. Vortex of Awakening
2. Mass of Apep
3. Blessed Sacrament of Levanah
4. Retromingent Periodicity
5. Pallid Stardust of the Moon's Blind Sister
6. Lucitathan
7. Whore of Babylon, Shed Thy Dew of Nothing
8. Ecstasy of Octinomos
9. Within Daathian Chasms
10. Eternal Aeons of the Flame
11. Path of the Void (Beyond the Fathomless)

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You should also hear:
Black Funeral -
Moon of Characith (1998)
Kerovnian -
Far Beyond, Before the Time (1999)

4 comments:

  1. best writing ever. who else do you write for?

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    1. No one. People periodically ask me to contribute something to their site and I always say "hell yeah" and then completely fail to follow up.

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    2. Also, glad you enjoyed that. I was really stoned and making myself lol

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  2. you get a lot of laffs out of me...rest assured.

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