by Xothist

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Atmospheric Black Metal Cat Slept on this for a long time. When I finally got to it , I had to listen to it 3 times straight.. very raw and at times bleak , but also has spots of absolutely uplifting and transcendent riffing. Highly recommended. Favorite track: Side A.
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Boris von Boris Suffocating and bleak. It's like Ildjarn and Moëvöt had a demented, deformed baby. Favorite track: Side A.
Matthew Toye
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Matthew Toye Xothist lull you in, and then they bury you alive. I love the way they layer everything with disorienting vocals, buzz saw guitars, mechanical sounds, and pounding drums. Favorite track: Side B.
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Grimmrobe One of the best black metal bands to emerge from the voided womb. Favorite track: Side A.
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Harrowing and disorienting ambient black metal.

Originally released in 2011 to 46 copies on cassette by BLEAK ENVIRONMENT, the debut offering from XOTHIST showcases mechanical black ambient that appears to draw influence from acts such as DARKSPACE and XASTHUR, while creating a feel that is completely unique unto itself.

Re-mastered in 2012 by Xothist specifically for this release. Limited to 330 copies. Copies come with patches until they don't.

Art and layout by A.M. of Bleak Environment


released August 16, 2013



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