IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS is proud to present ARKHAAIK's striking debut album, *dʰg̑ʰm̥tós, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
ARKHAAIK is the excavation of rites long forgotten, of primitive worship and ancient deities that ruled long before man dominated and soiled the earth. These sounds explore Europe's bronze age and encompass the very essence of said rites that were extinct long ago, told in the Indo-European tongue that was used at the time and is now long lost to the ages, its utterance strange to the modern ear.
Encompassing three expansive tracks in 33 minutes, ARKHAAIK's first sonic manifestation suitably takes a guttural (and GUTTING) form, drawing together sepulchral death metal, blackened bestiality, and lava-like doom into a sulfuric, senses-flaying mass. Its cavernous, ceaselessly roiling slipstream of carnal hysteria and barbarism punishes physically and penetrates psychically; it is of this earth, and beyond it. Then again, this skillful balance/bending of the primeval and supernatural is perhaps not surprising given that the band hails from Switzerland's Helvetic Underground Committee, which includes fellow IRON BONEHEAD legions DAKHMA and DEATH. VOID. TERROR. among others.
Now, witness the unearthed ancients, beholden to the almighty sky father, ruler of the daylit skies! Behold the mighty bull! In his veins, the blood of the ancients pounds with fervor, and reciprocating this fervor, ARKHAAIK bathe in his gore. Through the spilling of his blood, they attain ancient divinity. Do you have the iron-clad constitution to partake in the sacred rites of *dʰg̑ʰm̥tós?
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Deathspell Omega has been lauded for what seems like ages now however I didn't personally listen to them much at all until after this release, instead preferring to stick to more traditional "orthodox" BM..
Long story short I'm forever grateful to our Dark Lord that I decided to expand my horizons because this as well as every other album in DSO's catalog is an absolute masterpiece and every fan of extreme metal music(not just Black Metal) owes it to themselves to check them out.
The Furnaces of Palingenesia is stunningly innovative how it transforms what appears to be harsh disconnected noise into melodic beauty through weaving indecipherable and indistinguishable dissonant threads together into a tapestry of melodic perfection that checks all the right boxes and can only be described as art. Consequently, you'll discover that every subsequent listen will unearth new layers that you seemingly didn't hear before.
For the best experience, listen alone in a dark room with headphones (preferably light up a fat blunt) and give yourself up wholly to the music. Let the deeply malignant and yet blessedly euphoric aura of dissonance overtake your pathetic soul.
Blessed is he that murders Christ in himself and in his fellow man.
Amen. Matthew Kokinda