Any way to get the lyrics? This is the first CD I've gotten that doesn't have lyrics in it. Very bare bones unfortunately. Otherwise, what can I say that hasn't already been said here? It's probably one of the top albums of the year easily.
Thantifaxath’s second full-length Hive Mind Narcosis is not only a giant leap for the band, but also for contemporary extreme metal as a whole. From its very first notes, there is a feeling of transcendence beyond genre… beyond its scene and peers.
Previously dubbed avant-garde black metal, Thantifaxath surpasses such mundane press-tags, instead conjuring forth an expansive, discordant, and mind-altering brew that’s never just black, thrash, death, or doom metal psychedelia.
Recorded entirely in-house by the band, Thantifaxath have tailored their sound to crushing perfection – a production so immense the listener daren’t move until the bitter end.
Just like its music, Hive Mind Narcosis is a lyrical blend of two mutually conflicting ideals: “The album has two levels working in dichotomy with one another. On one level there is a strong resistance to something, and on the other there is a total acceptance of that same thing. Beyond that, we leave it open to your interpretation.”
In every truly pioneering band’s career there is a moment when they set themselves apart from the pack and become an island. For Thantifaxath, Hive Mind Narcosis is that album.
This unholy Canadian grail of contemporary black metal is due out via Dark Descent Records
released June 2, 2023
Cover art - Witches' Flight by Francisco Goya 1798 - licensed from Museo Nacional del Prado
supported by 420 fans who also own “Hive Mind Narcosis”
The album description mentions an “emotional apex.” That’s really the difference between Stare and the band’s previous albums. Ulcerate was always supremely technically proficient. I just didn’t care all that much. Their growth has come from making music you will feel. Metallurgical Fire