Esoteric - A Pyrrhic Existence



8.1 | 78 votes |
Release date: 8 November 2019
Style: Psychedelic doom metal, Funeral doom metal

Owners:

43 have it
5 want it


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

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

Staff review by
Apothecary
Rating:
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A Pyrrhic Existence was released on November 8 of last year. It is now January 15. I guess that's how long it takes me to fully digest an Esoteric album.

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published 15.01.2020 | Comments (18)

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01.08.2019 - 17:27
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
All aboard the hype train CHOO-CHOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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01.08.2019 - 17:41
Maco
Carnivore
Written by Mr. Doctor on 01.08.2019 at 17:27

All aboard the hype train CHOO-CHOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I'm in
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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01.08.2019 - 19:32
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
And just like that my life once again has meaning.
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get that bag
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01.08.2019 - 21:10
DeliciousDishes
"Sick and Tired"
AOTY material already
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01.08.2019 - 21:24
Rating: 9
Opethian
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02.08.2019 - 08:21
Rating: 9
silenius
I am so fucking pumped for this, i'm so hyped i can't sit still. I need to get drunk to calm down.
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02.08.2019 - 18:01
Rating: 10
Death_95
Cannot fucking wait for this.
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02.08.2019 - 23:37
Hood's Gate
Fuck yes.
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02.08.2019 - 23:43
Rating: 9
BitterCOld
waltrsobchakheit
Written by Mr. Doctor on 01.08.2019 at 17:27

All aboard the hype train CHOO-CHOOOOOOOOOOOO!


I'll wave you off at the station. I'll definitely be checking it out, but to me their stuff is good to very good, with MV towering so high above the rest that PoD left me disappointed by comparison.
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get the fuck off my lawn.

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03.08.2019 - 00:47
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by BitterCOld on 02.08.2019 at 23:43

with MV towering so high above the rest that PoD left me disappointed by comparison.


It took me a while but I think I managed to completely separate MV from all the other Esoteric albums. mV was done by "Esoteric++" haha. Got a different mood for a different ocasion with PoD.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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03.08.2019 - 01:36
Maco
Carnivore
PoD is just as brilliant
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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03.08.2019 - 02:59
Rating: 9
BitterCOld
waltrsobchakheit
Written by Maco on 03.08.2019 at 01:36

PoD is just as brilliant


Lay off the Pisco Sours.
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08.08.2019 - 20:53
ZafÞ
Phlegmish
I know I'm late, but
OOHH MY GOOOOOD IT'S HAPPENING
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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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04.09.2019 - 17:25
Mercurial
8 minute long track teaser for the first track.

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09.09.2019 - 12:39
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Just spun it for the first time, all 100 minutes of it. And oh yeah.... another awesome album by these Poms.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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08.11.2019 - 18:13
ZafÞ
Phlegmish
Can't remember ever being this excited for and this satisfied with an album.

Descent and Culmination sounded familiar so I guess those were the songs they played live that I didn't recognize the last 2 times. I hope to hear them live again soon...
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By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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08.11.2019 - 20:07
Bad English
Masterchief
What a funeral doom blast, music for cold winter night and whisky, sad I cant sit on balcony and smoke a cigarr. It would fitts, one rare metal genre what actually are made to listen music in spexcial mood, no moshipt, no jumping, its melanholic album
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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09.11.2019 - 18:29
Maco
Carnivore
Still have to check this in its entirety but I have a feeling they won't fail me.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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10.11.2019 - 03:08
Rating: 9
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.
Written by ZafÞ on 08.11.2019 at 18:13

Can't remember ever being this excited for and this satisfied with an album.


This is exactly how I feel, I was quite hyped about this album that I was afraid it could be bad, but oh my, it's stupid good as only Esoteric can be.
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"Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"
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11.11.2019 - 21:30
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Antim Yatra is such classic build-up stuff. It's cathartic.

In case anyone wondering what is "Antim Yatra" - it means "last rites" in Hinduism.
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12.11.2019 - 02:46
Rating: 9
tominator
At best deranged
Yup this is the good stuff.
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12.11.2019 - 22:19
ZafÞ
Phlegmish
Written by Daggon on 10.11.2019 at 03:08

This is exactly how I feel, I was quite hyped about this album that I was afraid it could be bad, but oh my, it's stupid good as only Esoteric can be.

To be honest, I'm such a massive fanboy at this point that I never doubted they would deliver. Still feels great that they actually did though.

On another note, this comment on the Youtube full album stream cracked me the fuck up:

Quote:
The bad logo and album cover are real vanilla Tim Burton looking, the music is really generic and sounds like slowed down alternative rock but with sort of death metal vocals, mainstream metal sucks so bad hahaha
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By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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13.11.2019 - 00:48
This album is a goddamn monolith, but I think I prefer the softer more psychedelic parts to the heavy. There's a lot more variety in this album than I expected, and that made it go by quickly for a near 2 hour album, which is plus for me since I rarely listen to anything over an hour.
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13.11.2019 - 22:21
VIG
Viggg
Really good album. Definitely going to be in my top 5 of the year, although not as good as the past two records.
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14.11.2019 - 02:06
Rating: 9
BitterCOld
waltrsobchakheit
Written by Mr. Doctor on 03.08.2019 at 00:47



It took me a while but I think I managed to completely separate MV from all the other Esoteric albums. mV was done by "Esoteric++" haha. Got a different mood for a different ocasion with PoD.


This is my second favorite album of theirs. Really enjoying it, much more than PoD.
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get the fuck off my lawn.

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14.11.2019 - 09:55
Rating: 6
Theodore V
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14.11.2019 - 15:04
mz
Honestly I dont have the mental capacity to afford an esoteric album that could be potentially as devastating as tMV. I'm gonna wait for some time till the mood hits me.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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14.11.2019 - 19:00
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by mz on 14.11.2019 at 15:04

Honestly I dont have the mental capacity to afford an esoteric album that could be potentially as devastating as tMV. I'm gonna wait for some time till the mood hits me.

I'm still not sure how to grasp this one. It's great but I'm so partial to TMV that nothing else they've done quite reaches me on that level. I need to spend more time with it but it's such a lengthy endeavor and mood-dependent, it's put me in a difficult spot.
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I have no memory of this place.
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17.11.2019 - 10:57
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
This is perfect and I hate it.
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I have no memory of this place.
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19.11.2019 - 14:27
mz
Written by Troy Killjoy on 14.11.2019 at 19:00


I'm still not sure how to grasp this one. It's great but I'm so partial to TMV that nothing else they've done quite reaches me on that level. I need to spend more time with it but it's such a lengthy endeavor and mood-dependent, it's put me in a difficult spot.

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.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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