SRiHKAL 2017: Short Releases I Have Known And Loved (Part Three)


All the EP’s, demos, and other short releases from 2017 you need to hear right now.

Around this time for the past couple of years, I’ve ran a series highlighting some of my favourite short releases that I found particularly intoxicating throughout past year. The format was loosely based on the chemical cookbooks of Alexander Shulgin (TiHKAL & PiHKAL), because in the modern age dominated by the imposition of neo-conservatism, draconian drug laws mean the only legal way to experiment with anything fresh is through music. As always, adjust your dose based on your age, weight, tolerance, and fingernail length.






IUPAC Name: Sein/Zeit

Class: Narcotic

Synthesis: 27/11/2017 | Edinburgh, UK.

Dosage: 3 mg.

Duration: 17 minutes.

Symptoms: Breath shortening, dependency, introspection.

Similar Compounds: Pale Chalice, Mgła, Blaze Of Perdition.



IUPAC Name: Fragmented Self

Class: Stimulant

Synthesis: 26/5/17 | USA/Belgium

Dosage: 3ml | 3mg

Duration: 31 minutes

Symptoms: Psychosis, Anxiety,

Similar Compounds: Adramelech, Blood Incantation, Timeghoul.



IUPAC Name: Another Scene

Class: Anxiolytic

Synthesis: 30/10/2017

Dosage: 2 tabs.

Duration: 13 minutes.

Symptoms: Relaxation, Mood Enhancer, Ego Suppression.

Similar Compounds: Pillars, Sunset In The 12th House, Russian Circles.



IUPAC Name: Temporal Majesty

Class: Depressant.

Synthesis: 5/8/17 | Utah, USA.

Dosage: 5ml

Duration: 20 minutes

Symptoms: Numbness, Nausea, Tremors.

Similar Compounds: Ustalost, Void Omnia, Panopticon.



IUPAC Name: Chasm Of Rot

Class: Cathinone

Synthesis: 26/06/2017 | Indiana, USA.

Dosage: 5g.

Duration: 19 minutes.

Symptoms: Disequilibrium, Insomnia, Vomiting.

Similar Compounds: Ectovoid, Triumvir Foul, Cemetery Filth.



IUPAC Name: Untitled

Class: Psychotropic

Synthesis: 15/11/2017 | Kopavogur,, Iceland.

Dosage: 2µg

Duration: 14 minutes.

Symptoms: Dissociation, Hazy vision, Derealisation.

Similar Compounds: Sinmara, Sisyphean, Zhrine.

SRiHKAL 2017 :

Part One – Question (Prog. Death), Bròn (Atmospheric Black Metal), Vehementer (Black Thrash), Gnipahålan (Black Metal), Cosmic Void Ritual (Weird OSDM), Skáphe (Psych. Black Metal)

Part Two – Sinmara (Icelandic BM), Onryō (Mathy-Grind), Virus (Skronk-Rock?), Gatecreeper (US-Swedeath), Altar (Jungle Synth), Void Eater (Cavernous Black/Death).

SRiHKAL 2016 :

Part One – Spectral Apparition (Cavernous Black/Death), Úir (Moss Metal), Shrine Of Insanabilis (Black Metal)

Part Two – Martröð (Exp. Black/Death), Acherontas/Slidhr (Black/Death), Witte Wieven (Atmospheric/Psych) 

SRiHKAL 2015 :

Part One – Throaat (Black Thrash), Instrumental (adj.) (Exp. Math-Prog), Watchtower (Doom), Erruant (Exp. Black)

Part Two – Atlas Entity (Tech-Death, Barghest (Black Doom), Skunk (Stoner), Vacivus (Death)

Part Three – Besieged (Thrash/Death), Cryptic Hymn (Melo-Death), Deep Space Destructors (Psych), Bastardizer (Black Thrash)

Part Four – A Diadem Of Dead Stars (Atmospheric), Expander (HC/PV), Barús (Exp. Prog/Death), Predatory Light (Psych Black)

(Header Image via Unknown Relic – TovH Interview)

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