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Release date: 19 February 2013
Style: Experimental black metal

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6.7 | 21 votes

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01. Arboreal Gallows (Mandragora I)
02. Nightshade (Mandragora II)
03. To Amass An Army (Mandragora III)
04. Nourishing The Fetus (Mandragora IV)
05. Mandrake Legion (Mandragora V)
06. Sophora Tetraptera
07. Rhyncholaelia Glauca

Review


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Roberto "Otrebor" Martinelli - vocals, drums, hammered dulcimer

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Botanist: self-proclaimed by its sole mind, Roberto "Otrebor" Martinelli, otherwise known as "The Botanist," as "eco-terrorist black metal." His first effort, I: The Suicide Tree/II: A Rose From The Dead appeared back in 2011 like a gargantuan banyan tree falling over onto the roof of a multimillion-dollar mansion. All of a sudden there appeared in the black metal scene a bizarre, hyper-environmentalist mixture of vocals, drums, and hammered dulcimer… notably quite a lot of that last one, actually. Otrebor would go on to refine the spontaneous and dulcimer-laden sound of his debut with last year's III: Doom In Bloom, which as the title suggests, had a lot more of a doom-ish vibe to it, with a more cohesive sense of composition as well. And now, in 2013, Otrebor is back, ready to assault your senses once more with his bizarre form of one man black metal and joyous songs of mutant plant creatures crawling into your eardrums.

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published 05.04.2013 | Comments (10)

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Alex Fenger - 27.01.2013 at 19:01  
Rating: 8 The track they've already released was great. Looking forward to this very much
Alex Fenger - 13.02.2013 at 14:31  
Rating: 8 Botanist have done it again. A fantastic album
Pazdzioch - 14.02.2013 at 18:58  
  Listen here. I wasn't a huge fan of his previous achievements, mainly because of their length and vocal style. We'll see.
Mr. Doctor - 14.02.2013 at 23:37  
 
Written by Pazdzioch on 14.02.2013 at 18:58

Listen here. I wasn't a huge fan of his previous achievements, mainly because of their length and vocal style. We'll see.


So far I'm enjoying everything he has done but I'm happy that he changed the vocals, the ones here are just fit better imo.
BoxCar Willy - 08.04.2013 at 05:16  
Rating: 7 Meh, not as cool as his first efforts.
MechanisT - 03.12.2013 at 22:51  
  Pretty horrendous. Somehow I got the premonition beforehand that a MechanisT-Botanist symbiotic relationship's never to be, but it turned out worse than expected. Almost made me go completely carnivorous on my diet, but ah whatevs.
Diverge - 19.12.2013 at 07:03  
Rating: 8 Really not as bad as some people have suggested. I rounded up to an 8. It's pretty interesting, even if the mix is not something I appreciate on certain tracks.
no one - 23.02.2014 at 05:02  
  Started off good, but i was very bored by the end. i must hear the others

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