Premiere: Esoctrilihum – ‘Dramath Ühr’
Wild dimension-traversing black metal for your Monday morning.
Esoctrilihum may only be a recently formed project from the Frenchman known simply as Asthâghul, but in less than 2 years he’s composed three full-length albums all on his own. You might remember seeing the name Esoctrilihum pop-up on Spear’s weekly new release column back in February. Or perhaps you just remember it because of the sheer amount of real-estate the album’s title of Pandaemorthium (Forbidden Formulas to Awaken the Blind Sovereigns of Nothingness) took up. Well, no more than 8 months later and the mysterious Asthâghul has returned with another utterly chaotic cosmos-collapsing composition, this time featuring the much shorter title of Inhüma, and I’m stoked to share with you the upcoming record’s fourth track titled ‘Dramath Ühr’.
Inhüma is one of the most unique amalgamations of black metal I’ve heard in recent memory. The amount of differing styles and sonic textures being woven together is amazing, and while attempting to adequately convey just how much ground is seamlessly covered by Asthâghul here might be doing the record a disservice, I think it would be just as unfair to neglect them altogether. There are moments where grand Hellenic-melodies carry you aloft towards the stars, only to drop you at a second’s notice into a swirling miasma of some hypersonic hallucinatory hellscape. Think Blut Aus Nord or Spectral Lore‘s serene spirit being invaded by an anti-cosmic isomer of Nightbringer/Akhlys, then tranpose that thought beyond the corporeal and into the unknown. Also add a violin.
And while it offers quite the mental-trip of its own, ‘Dramath Ühr’ gives just a small sample of what you can expect from the upcoming album Inhüma. There is not a wasted moment during its near hour long run-time. Every melody seeks to captivate your attention. Every riff commands action. Every barbed hook pierces the flesh and takes hold indefinitely. Only a fool would ignore.
Esoctrilihum‘s Inhüma releases on October 19th through I, Voidhanger Records.
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