by Xothist

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XUL//EXCELSI Jyt jou eie radio gebou met parte wat op die mensdom se laaste vullishoop gevind is. In die see van vormlose geruis vind jy die swak sein van ‘n opgeslote doemprofeet in ‘n ondergrondse toetsinrigting-kom-bomskuiling wat ‘n lewe se jolyt, woede, ekstase en hartskeur in klank omskep vir sy eie argiewe, sonder hoop dat enige oor kan hoor of verstaan. Die black metal joernaal van ‘n siel wat vrywillig agtergebly het na die wegraping. ‘n Onderdrukkende opheffing waarop net stilte kan volg. Favorite track: Side A.
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TemazroS Multi-instrumentalist 𝐃𝐚𝐧 𝐁𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞   dishes up the hideous brand of black metal that seperates the diehards from the wimps. There's nothing even remotely accessible here. And at times the pulsing disarray of blackening drone gets downright dirty. Elaborate yet never boring, these pulsating reverberations explore several shades of unlight, through which 𝐗𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭   moves like a hidden predator.
Atmospheric Black Metal Cat
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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.
Boris von Boris
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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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Side A 20:48
Side B 20:48


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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