2018 was a scarce year for black metal until this arrived. The band comes with an amazing pedigree, so it's no surprise that their debut is such a triumph. It transcends the word and heads into places not heard until now.
Favorite track: Feral Heart.
IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS is proud to present EOSPHOROS' striking debut album, Eosphoros, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
EOSPHOROS hail from Portland, Oregon and formed in 2016. Although an otherwise-new entity, the band houses a wealth of experience in the thriving Pacific Northwest underground, including as they do ex-members of SHROUD OF THE HERETIC, Triumvir Foul, and Shrine of the Serpent. Whilst retaining suitably comparable levels of griminess of the aforementioned, as EOSPHOROS, the power-trio exude a surging 'n' spectral sort of mysticism, grounded in the ancient black metal of the 1990s (particularly in southern Europe) but wholly brimming with the esotericism that's brought the Pacific Northwest BM scene to international attention.
Comprising six epic-length songs in a sinuous 46 minutes, Eosphoros is the epitome of album-length journey. With wanderlust as their only guide, EOSPHOROS dig deep and dredge forth a feral intensity that forever coils, like the mighty Ouroboros, whipping forth delirium and diabolism in equal measure. But, for however hysteric their attack may be, the band never sacrifice dynamics, offering just as much light as shade; not for nothing are they guided by the illuminating light of Lucifer. Those component tracks - "Promethean Fire," "Dross," "Trance of Annihilation," "Feral Heart," "Solitude," and "Sylvan Apotheosis" - are all as aptly titled as the next, evoking the same illumination, the same wanderlust unto delirium, that has guided EOSPHOROS from the beginning...only now, those fires burn brighter than ever.
EOSPHOROS light a unique torch with their self-titled album: will you take that torch, or get burned?
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Black metal the way it’s meant sound. Aggressive, melodic, tight songwriting, oppressive atmosphere, & energetic performances. No lo-fi BS, to mask a lack of musical proficiency, and no overdone production, to ruin the atmosphere. Frosty Bear
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Darkness floods the veins, dripping pain and futility. Disfigured by own existence, crawling into muds of hopelessness and emotional desolation. This is Acathexis, an overwhelmingly woeful and perfect black metal expression. Truly special in every way! Umbra Cornuta
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PSA: if there was an album you heard a couple years ago and thought it was ok, listen to it again and you might love it.
That's what happened to me with this album. I cannot fathom why it didn't stick with me back then. Same thing happened with Decoherence's Unitarity for that matter. Matten