Mitochondrion - Parasignosis


7.9 | 66 votes |
Release date: 18 January 2011
Style: Progressive death metal, Blackened death metal

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58 have it
12 want it


01. Plague Evockation (Pestilentiam Intus Vocamus, Voluntatem Absolvimus Part I)
02. Lex Ego Exitium (Pestilentiam Intus Vocamus, Voluntatem Absolvimus Part II)
03. Tetravirulence (Pestilentiam Intus Vocamus, Voluntatem Absolvimus Part III)
04. Trials
05. Rift / Apex
06. Parasignosis
07. Banishment (Undecaphosphoric)
08. Kathenotheism
09. Untitled
10. Untitled
11. Untitled

Additional info
Artwork by Alexander L. Brown.
Recorded, edited and mixed by the band.
Mastered by Collin Marston at The Thousand Caves.

The album features three additional "hidden" tracks that are not listed on the official track list.

Guest review by
Tetravirulence
Rating:
9.4
So this ridiculously complex name Mitochondrion is supposed to be an organelle which is used as a source of chemical energy but this time it is in the form of blackened death metal hailing from Canada. As quoted by the guitarist and vocalist Shawn Hache, "this is not an easy listen," He was right. The moment you turn on the cd, it grasps you like a never ending sheer force with constant hammering. When you listen to a record like this, it is difficult to write a review without being the typical fan-boy attitude but surely it is worth this.

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published 05.06.2011 | Comments (10)

Fulfilling my pledge to pick a non-black metal album in 2011, Canadian (hell ya!) death metallers Mitochondrion have made it easy with this mind-blowing release. Parasignosis contains some of the most crushing, complex riffs ever recorded and manages to mix in a surreal post-apocalyptic atmosphere. January or not, this album will most likely receive my vote for the year's best death metal opus.

Believe the hype baby - these guys are for real.

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07.05.2011 - 16:28
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Outstanding . it is like what one of my friends said "they sound like the Death Metal version of Esoteric" the density and the layering of guitars and vocals is great
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24.05.2011 - 21:27
Daydream Nation
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Written by Tetravirulence on 24.05.2011 at 00:37

So this ridiculously complex name " Mitochondrion " supposed to be an organelle which is used as a source of chemical energy but this time it is in the form of blackened death metal hailing from Canada. As quoted by the guitarist and vocalist Shawn Hache " This is not an easy listen, " he was right. The moment you turn on the cd, it grasps you like a never ending sheer force with constant hammering. When you listen to a record like this, it is difficult to write a review without being the typical fan-boy attitude but surely it worth this.
Parasignosis is their first album for Profound Lore, and certainly it takes material from their previous full length effort Archaeaeon but this time to a more concise vision. The songs are executed perfectly after one another imposing very thick sort of futuristic machinery atmosphere. The vocals of Shawn Hache are very deep and mixed low as if another instrument has been used occassionally let-loose hair erect gruesome growls. All these are accompanied with backup by the fellow guitarist and bassist Nick Yanchuk making the songs to take abrupt brute changes and underneath lying those discernible blackened riffs with blasting chaos and versatile drumming. Also to mention those crushed out utters like some ritual performance is carrying on with occultism or apocalyptic lyrical themes on which they rely heavily.
Mitochondrion's ability to grip listener for song after song is very noticeable throughout, take the opening song Plague Evockation and its immediate follow up Lex Ego Exitium for example as the crunch-precessed riff continues from first passage; or Tetravirulence which certainly grows into more deeper and deeper creating some sort of hallucinogenic aura; also Banishment(Undecaphosphoric) crafts into dramatic ending to give birth a monstrous instrumental piece Kathenotheism followed by three hidden tracks without which the whole mission certainly would not have been carried out.
Parasignosis really needs to be heard to believe. Whether it becomes the record of the year or not, it certainly makes fifty-five minutes of epic soul crushing journey awating to take us into immense devouring abyss.

Make this a review. : )
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27.05.2011 - 12:33
Rating: 8
VloRD
Written by Guest on 24.05.2011 at 21:27

Written by Tetravirulence on 24.05.2011 at 00:37

So this ridiculously complex name " Mitochondrion " supposed to be an organelle which is used as a source of chemical energy but this time it is in the form of blackened death metal hailing from Canada. As quoted by the guitarist and vocalist Shawn Hache " This is not an easy listen, " he was right. The moment you turn on the cd, it grasps you like a never ending sheer force with constant hammering. When you listen to a record like this, it is difficult to write a review without being the typical fan-boy attitude but surely it worth this.
Parasignosis is their first album for Profound Lore, and certainly it takes material from their previous full length effort Archaeaeon but this time to a more concise vision. The songs are executed perfectly after one another imposing very thick sort of futuristic machinery atmosphere. The vocals of Shawn Hache are very deep and mixed low as if another instrument has been used occassionally let-loose hair erect gruesome growls. All these are accompanied with backup by the fellow guitarist and bassist Nick Yanchuk making the songs to take abrupt brute changes and underneath lying those discernible blackened riffs with blasting chaos and versatile drumming. Also to mention those crushed out utters like some ritual performance is carrying on with occultism or apocalyptic lyrical themes on which they rely heavily.
Mitochondrion's ability to grip listener for song after song is very noticeable throughout, take the opening song Plague Evockation and its immediate follow up Lex Ego Exitium for example as the crunch-precessed riff continues from first passage; or Tetravirulence which certainly grows into more deeper and deeper creating some sort of hallucinogenic aura; also Banishment(Undecaphosphoric) crafts into dramatic ending to give birth a monstrous instrumental piece Kathenotheism followed by three hidden tracks without which the whole mission certainly would not have been carried out.
Parasignosis really needs to be heard to believe. Whether it becomes the record of the year or not, it certainly makes fifty-five minutes of epic soul crushing journey awating to take us into immense devouring abyss.

Make this a review. : )

Yeah man...why bother posting it here???
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28.05.2011 - 04:29
Rating: 9
The Benighted
I'm surprised this is rated so low. Its one of those albums I can see people raving about because of how ridiculously unique it is.
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30.05.2011 - 21:42
Daydream Nation
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Written by The Benighted on 28.05.2011 at 04:29

I'm surprised this is rated so low. Its one of those albums I can see people raving about because of how ridiculously unique it is.

And by raving about it, I hope you mean "raving after months of not knowing what to think of it."
I can't even talk about this baby. I can't even come up with words to describe it or even justify my rating, haha. Even on multiple listens.
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25.06.2011 - 00:45
Rating: 9
Candlemass
Defaeco
Is it only me that prefers this to there previous release?
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03.12.2011 - 01:07
Rating: 8
Chobo_jokeR
I overlooked this album because of the "brutal death" tag. Most of the time, that sub-genre of death metal is too intense for me, but I'm glad I decided to check this one out anyways. Solid release. Love the atmosphere it offers.
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03.12.2011 - 02:24
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 03.12.2011 at 01:07
I overlooked this album because of the "brutal death" tag.

Understandable, but it's also referred to by many as "post-death" or "post-brutal death" like Ulcerate etc.
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03.12.2011 - 03:03
Rating: 8
Chobo_jokeR
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.12.2011 at 02:24

Written by Chobo_jokeR on 03.12.2011 at 01:07
I overlooked this album because of the "brutal death" tag.

Understandable, but it's also referred to by many as "post-death" or "post-brutal death" like Ulcerate etc.


Ahh... guess I'll have to give Ulcerate a chance too then. I try to give anything a fair shake if there is atmosphere.
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03.12.2011 - 04:17
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 03.12.2011 at 03:03
Ahh... guess I'll have to give Ulcerate a chance too then. I try to give anything a fair shake if there is atmosphere.

Well Ulcerate have atmosphere in droves.
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03.12.2011 - 05:02
Rating: 8
Chobo_jokeR
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.12.2011 at 04:17

Written by Chobo_jokeR on 03.12.2011 at 03:03
Ahh... guess I'll have to give Ulcerate a chance too then. I try to give anything a fair shake if there is atmosphere.

Well Ulcerate have atmosphere in droves.


Dead Oceans was pretty much all I needed to hear to decide i wanted to listen to the rest of their new album.
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11.10.2012 - 16:42
Tiago Rocha
Dark Lighthouse
God damn it!! i've just finished listening to this for the very first time and it's like... i've witnessed the apocalypse! Astonishing!!
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11.10.2012 - 16:51
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Tiago Rocha on 11.10.2012 at 16:42

God damn it!! i've just finished listening to this for the very first time and it's like... i've witnessed the apocalypse! Astonishing!!



only the first time now? wow. I would have thought most people would have heard this album by now
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11.10.2012 - 17:04
Tiago Rocha
Dark Lighthouse
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.10.2012 at 16:51

Written by Tiago Rocha on 11.10.2012 at 16:42

God damn it!! i've just finished listening to this for the very first time and it's like... i've witnessed the apocalypse! Astonishing!!



only the first time now? wow. I would have thought most people would have heard this album by now

indeed my friend, only now... well I know the name ''Mitochondrion'' for a while now but only experienced it out today. better late than never huh..
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11.10.2012 - 17:08
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Tiago Rocha on 11.10.2012 at 17:04

. better late than never huh..


Oh absolutely
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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16.12.2014 - 01:39
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
God damn this is crushing. Despite its vicious and seemingly untethered nature, it's quite structured. Reminds me Immolation's Close To A World Below + Portal
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15.08.2016 - 20:39
LuciferOfGayness
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Lovely, strong darkness and musicianship here. I find new dimensions in this every time I listen to it.
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07.03.2017 - 13:48
Mik
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Besides Portal this is my favourite stuff in this kind of blackened death metal. Absolutely crushing music.
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