Esoteric - A Pyrrhic Existence



8.2 | 68 votes |
Release date: 8 November 2019
Style: Psychedelic doom metal, Funeral doom metal

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9 want it


Disc I
01. Descent
02. Rotting In Dereliction
03. Antim Yatra

Disc II
01. Consuming Lies
02. Culmination
03. Sick And Tired

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19.11.2019 - 20:09
Rating: 9
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by mz on 19.11.2019 at 14:27

tMV was an achievement that most bands cant even dream of having. It really did set the bar too high. I dont blame them if they cant produce something that is as great.
I checked the first song of this album and it was great. However, I dont think I'm in mood for the rest of the album yet.

No argument there. I'm thankful for albums like TMV as they've essentially changed the landscape of my opinions of music. It's bittersweet in that so much else fails to meet that level, but at least I know that level exists and I get to hear it whenever I want.

This one is a bit more tricky but the oozing psychedelic vibe makes it easier to digest despite its length. Still, as you say, something you have to be in the right mindset for, but when you're in the right frame of mind, it seems perfect.
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I have no memory of this place.
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19.11.2019 - 22:31
Maco
Carnivore
This is everything I expected from them. Bow to the mighty.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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20.11.2019 - 04:02
Rating: 10
Himedal
Well, what can I say?
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What goes by is life to be taken
The doom calls upon the forsaken
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20.11.2019 - 09:25
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Troy Killjoy on 19.11.2019 at 20:09

Written by mz on 19.11.2019 at 14:27

tMV was an achievement that most bands cant even dream of having. It really did set the bar too high. I dont blame them if they cant produce something that is as great.
I checked the first song of this album and it was great. However, I dont think I'm in mood for the rest of the album yet.

something you have to be in the right mindset for, but when you're in the right frame of mind, it seems perfect.


For me, it seems perfect in any right frame of mind. So much so that, it will compel me to give it a 10.

Perfect record.
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20.11.2019 - 10:05
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 20.11.2019 at 09:25

For me, it seems perfect in any right frame of mind. So much so that, it will compel me to give it a 10.

Perfect record.


Aaaaand you gave it a 9.
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21.11.2019 - 08:12
Rating: 9
Lord Slothrop
So. Fucking. Good.
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30.11.2019 - 11:40
Rating: 7
LuciferOfGayness
GolemOfWaffles
- The length, Its ok to have in the background but if I am actively listening to this album its too long and bloated and the interesting parts are too spread.
- It seems they have established the esoteric sound, the experiments that in the past led to this sound has stopped. I dont think I have found a part on this album that surprised me or just wasnt better done on the past albums.
- Is it a bit less extreme? I am getting a psychelic rock vibe at times and mayvbe they should be moved to regular doom for any awards. I dont think length itself justifies the extreme tag and I dont think much here is challenging besides the length.

+Its Esoteric, its one of the established bands that I like. So I guess its one of the better albums this year despite being a bit of a disappointment.
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"Every night, full of drugs and liquor, I see, floating above my bed, the Devil.
This woman in white dress, Satan Herself.
She's beautiful. She's there for me. Translucent.
I'm in love with her."
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30.11.2019 - 12:24
ZafÞ
Phlegmish
Written by LuciferOfGayness on 30.11.2019 at 11:40

- Is it a bit less extreme?

I actually find it more extreme/heavier than Paragon Of Dissonance which had more melodic guitar solos over the heavy sections and a lot of softer, floaty moments that were reminiscent of post-metal. Here the soft moments seem to take more of a psychedelic direction (it kind of depends on where you draw the line) in line with pre-PoD works, while the heavier sections go all out for the most part.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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30.11.2019 - 12:44
Rating: 7
LuciferOfGayness
GolemOfWaffles
Written by ZafÞ on 30.11.2019 at 12:24

Written by LuciferOfGayness on 30.11.2019 at 11:40

- Is it a bit less extreme?

I actually find it more extreme/heavier than Paragon Of Dissonance which had more melodic guitar solos over the heavy sections and a lot of softer, floaty moments that were reminiscent of post-metal. Here the soft moments seem to take more of a psychedelic direction (it kind of depends on where you draw the line) in line with pre-PoD works, while the heavier sections go all out for the most part.

Yeah, there are some soft posty moments on PoD but they were so damn good so they are clearly excused. Havent listened to PoD in a while but I remember it as being a bit more downtuned as a whole which made the contrast between soft and heavier parts a bit wider. My guess is that they couldnt find those killer melodies that PoD has and filled it with these floaty psychedelic parts instead which is ashame as those melodic softer parts on PoD are a highlight. My overall guess is that, even if its hard to measure, this album is a bit less downtuned overall and maybe a bit faster too, hard to know.
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"Every night, full of drugs and liquor, I see, floating above my bed, the Devil.
This woman in white dress, Satan Herself.
She's beautiful. She's there for me. Translucent.
I'm in love with her."
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30.11.2019 - 14:30
ZafÞ
Phlegmish
Written by LuciferOfGayness on 30.11.2019 at 12:44

Yeah, there are some soft posty moments on PoD but they were so damn good so they are clearly excused.

Can't argue that
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Havent listened to PoD in a while but I remember it as being a bit more downtuned as a whole which made the contrast between soft and heavier parts a bit wider.

If my ears are to be believed they're playing in the same tuning so can't say I know what you mean here. However, I do agree there was a wider contrast between soft and heavy on PoD, although I guess I don't interpret that in the same sense as you. My take is that the softer moments are less melodic and the heavier parts are more melodic.
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My guess is that they couldnt find those killer melodies that PoD has and filled it with these floaty psychedelic parts instead which is ashame as those melodic softer parts on PoD are a highlight.

I think I know what you mean here, but I like those parts on this album, although I do agree the melodic parts on PoD are a highlight. I'm glad they didn't make PoD part 2 and just did things slightly different.
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My overall guess is that, even if its hard to measure, this album is a bit less downtuned overall and maybe a bit faster too, hard to know.

Again, not hearing the less downtuned part, but overall it might indeed be a bit faster. I certainly think there is more variation in tempo (and more chuggy bits) than on the previous album. Nothing new for this band, I agree with you there, but they dropped some of the elements from PoD and went back to some of the stuff from before that album.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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03.12.2019 - 20:28
Rating: 8
Reaper_Redeemer
Enjoyed that, especially the first disc. It was like I wanted to listen to Esoteric that bad. It came like a cure.
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