P.H.T.O - Affliction



6.5 | 6 votes |
Release date: 15 March 2011
Style: Depressive black metal

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01. Affliction
02. Neurasthenique
03. L'Enclave
04. Fin d'une Sombre Agonie
05. Dansant pour la Lune

Line-up
Saddy - vocals
Malkov - guitars
Francis "Molasar" Nehou - drums
Alrinack - bass, vocals

Remember when I was all "yo go hang yourself"?

Well apparently this guy did.

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06.08.2011 - 20:11
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
This album is mesmerizing. Apparently Molasar killed himself before its release, so I guess that means no more P.H.T.O albums to look forward to.
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16.08.2011 - 18:05
Oscherus
There is a new drummer in the band. But I don't like the way it turn now: singer slashes himself with knife during gigs since a few months.
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16.08.2011 - 20:01
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Oscherus on 16.08.2011 at 18:05
There is a new drummer in the band. But I don't like the way it turn now: singer slashes himself with knife during gigs since a few months.

Well apparently the singer offed himself, so having a new drummer doesn't make sense.

As for public self-mutilation, almost all depressive black metal frontmen do it.
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16.08.2011 - 20:03
!J.O.O.E.!
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The hell does P.H.T.O. mean?

"Please Hold Troy's Onion" is my guess.
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16.08.2011 - 21:23
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Guest on 16.08.2011 at 20:03
"Please Hold Troy's Onion" is my guess.

How...?
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14.11.2011 - 16:00
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Troy Killjoy on 16.08.2011 at 20:01
Well apparently the singer offed himself, so having a new drummer doesn't make sense.


How do you know that? Molasar was the drummer... and now the band has a new drummer. Makes sense to me.
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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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14.11.2011 - 17:22
Absak
The bass lines in the first track remind me of keyboard cat for some reason.
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14.11.2011 - 20:02
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Mr. Doctor on 14.11.2011 at 16:00
How do you know that? Molasar was the drummer... and now the band has a new drummer. Makes sense to me.

I'm pretty sure P.H.T.O is a one-man project and he offed himself. Although that's kind of like all the stories you hear about depressive black metal musicians being locked up in institutions and stuff...probably just for dramatic effect/marketing.
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15.11.2011 - 09:09
koob
Nope, look at their MySpace, only the drummer killed himself but the band is still active with its other members.
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15.11.2011 - 09:15
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by koob on 15.11.2011 at 09:09
Nope, look at their MySpace, only the drummer killed himself but the band is still active with its other members.

Well then that's good news!

About the band still being active...not the whole suicide thing.
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15.11.2011 - 16:39
koob
Written by Troy Killjoy on 15.11.2011 at 09:15

Written by koob on 15.11.2011 at 09:09
Nope, look at their MySpace, only the drummer killed himself but the band is still active with its other members.

Well then that's good news!

About the band still being active...not the whole suicide thing.


Haha yeah, I'm happy that they're still active 'cause their music is quite interesing, I like the bass work here.
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15.11.2011 - 17:53
ANGEL REAPER
Written by Troy Killjoy on 16.08.2011 at 20:01

As for public self-mutilation, almost all depressive black metal frontmen do it.

and almost all of them are complete idiots for doing so...alongside with Frost and Dead....
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15.11.2011 - 22:28
Milena
Learning To "X"
Good news? Geez Troy
This picture on their cover has been around for ages, I don't have a clue whether they used it with or without permission?
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16.11.2011 - 02:13
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by ANGEL REAPER on 15.11.2011 at 17:53
and almost all of them are complete idiots for doing so...alongside with Frost and Dead....

Meh. It's part of the image. If they sing about killing themselves they might as well back it up a little.
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16.11.2011 - 02:17
ANGEL REAPER
Written by Troy Killjoy on 16.11.2011 at 02:13

Written by ANGEL REAPER on 15.11.2011 at 17:53
and almost all of them are complete idiots for doing so...alongside with Frost and Dead....

Meh. It's part of the image. If they sing about killing themselves they might as well back it up a little.

any man who rather cut him self in order to escape his own problems instead to take the stand on his ground and fight is a weak and coward ...
they promote quite opposite of what black metal is by doing so...
also all of that dont make them less of an idiots
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16.11.2011 - 02:21
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by ANGEL REAPER on 16.11.2011 at 02:17
any man who rather cut him self in order to escape his own problems instead to take the stand on his ground and fight is a weak and coward ...
they promote quite opposite of what black metal is by doing so...
also all of that dont make them less of an idiots

You should read up on mental illness. It's not as much a choice as you seem to think it is.
Also, that "what black metal stands for" argument is outdated. It isn't 1995 anymore, Varg isn't in prison, churches aren't being burned down in the name of heathenism, and some musicians are even producing music in a studio instead of their mother's basement.
As for being idiots, that's your opinion.
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16.11.2011 - 02:24
ANGEL REAPER
Written by Troy Killjoy on 16.11.2011 at 02:21

Written by ANGEL REAPER on 16.11.2011 at 02:17
any man who rather cut him self in order to escape his own problems instead to take the stand on his ground and fight is a weak and coward ...
they promote quite opposite of what black metal is by doing so...
also all of that dont make them less of an idiots

You should read up on mental illness. It's not as much a choice as you seem to think it is.
Also, that "what black metal stands for" argument is outdated. It isn't 1995 anymore, Varg isn't in prison, churches aren't being burned down in the name of heathenism, and some musicians are even producing music in a studio instead of their mother's basement.
As for being idiots, that's your opinion.

we here in Serbia are known for being 20 years behind the rest of the world
The '91 Norway is starting to take shape again
as far as mental illness : ill people are weak also...not good material for progress of an human race...
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16.11.2011 - 02:27
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by ANGEL REAPER on 16.11.2011 at 02:24
as far as mental illness : ill people are weak also...not good material for progress of an human race...

Well I'll leave you be in this thread then. I don't like discussing these kinds of things with people who have such a Hitler-esque outlook on the human race.
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16.11.2011 - 02:29
ANGEL REAPER
Written by Troy Killjoy on 16.11.2011 at 02:27

Written by ANGEL REAPER on 16.11.2011 at 02:24
as far as mental illness : ill people are weak also...not good material for progress of an human race...

Well I'll leave you be in this thread then. I don't like discussing these kinds of things with people who have such a Hitler-esque outlook on the human race.

ok ok i agree its not a place to discuss such things here...
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16.11.2011 - 02:36
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
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Seriously, What the fuck did I just read?
I think those are exactly the views that aren't good material for REAL progress. But yeah, if you say you're behind by a couple of years it could explain so much... Or maybe not.
I'm just going to ignore it, it makes me sick.

So yeah... interesting BM that I should re-check, kind of forgot how it sounded like.
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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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16.11.2011 - 07:39
Doc Godin
Full Grown Hoser
Written by ANGEL REAPER on 16.11.2011 at 02:24

as far as mental illness : ill people are weak also...not good material for progress of an human race...

Does being a ignorant fucking moron count as a mental illness? Because, buddy, I've got some bad news for you...
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16.11.2011 - 11:13
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Mr. Doctor on 16.11.2011 at 02:36

But yeah, if you say you're behind by a couple of years it could explain so much...

Actually, most people who live in Serbia have hazardous views. Don't know why, they just do. But I plan on leaving anyway.
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16.11.2011 - 13:17
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Milena on 16.11.2011 at 11:13

Written by Mr. Doctor on 16.11.2011 at 02:36

But yeah, if you say you're behind by a couple of years it could explain so much...
Actually, most people who live in Serbia have hazardous views. Don't know why, they just do. But I plan on leaving anyway.


Notice that I said "you", I preffer to give the benefit of doubt to an entire nation. Countries mean nothing to me, individual people's thoughts are the problem.
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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
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16.11.2011 - 14:57
Slayer666
Written by ANGEL REAPER on 16.11.2011 at 02:24

as far as mental illness : ill people are weak also...not good material for progress of an human race...


The fuck are you smoking, dude? That's all I'll say.

Back on-topic:

A very "meh" album. Depending on my mood, I see it as either completely average or slightly below that. Completely run-o-the-mill stuff, and the vocals are specially annoying.
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16.11.2011 - 20:54
dizzlemahnazgul
Troy jillkoy knows nothing about anything.
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16.11.2011 - 21:12
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by dizzlemahnazgul on 16.11.2011 at 20:54
Troy jillkoy knows nothing about anything.

What are you still butthurt about my Amoral review?
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20.11.2011 - 05:49
Timmeh
Dudeman
Affliction (the song) is amazing, the rest of the album doesn't really match up to it. The bass guitar is absolutely crushing, it's not often you hear it as dominant as this in BM.
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08.12.2011 - 02:46
Slinky666
Account deleted
Chilling album and story to it. His vocals sound like he knew he was going to take his life while making this music. Dying man's testament in sound? R.I.P
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