Release date: 29 October 2013
Style: Black metal

Rating:

8.4 | 7 votes

Owners:

4 have it
3 want it


01. Inkaust
02. Shattered Vertebrae Of The Zodiac
03. Pregressed
04. Praefatio Pro Defunctis
05. Ansia


Line-up
Jacek "Golem XIV" Ścierański - guitars
Static - guitars
DQ - drums
Łukasz "Ion" Dziamarski - bass, vocals


Additional info
Recorded at Studio 67 between May and June 2013.
Mixed, mastered and produced by Dominik Burzym.

All music amd arrangements by Mord'A'Stigmata.
All lyrics by Doom L. Voxmord Stigmator V'nderer.

Cover artwork and layout design by Marcin Gadomski.

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Pazdzioch - 03.01.2014 at 02:43  
  Decent "post-black" shit is going on here. The highlight for me:



I love the middle part, when Rosetta-esque spacetime begins...
Góral - 03.01.2014 at 15:22  
Rating: 10
Written by Pazdzioch on 03.01.2014 at 02:43

Decent "post-black"

Typical Paz's "safe position" about things which isn't signed by staff.. For me definitely one of the most exciting album I've heard in the last year.
Pazdzioch - 03.01.2014 at 15:39  
 
Written by Góral on 03.01.2014 at 15:22

Typical Paz's "safe position" about things which isn't signed by staff..

I have no idea what the hell you're talking about... You may be surprised but I have a right to a different opinion than yours

Nothing groundbreaking here. THAT'S A FACT.
Góral - 03.01.2014 at 15:55  
Rating: 10
Written by Pazdzioch on 03.01.2014 at 15:39

Nothing groundbreaking here. THAT'S A FACT.

"You may be surprised but I have a right to a different opinion than yours"
Pazdzioch - 03.01.2014 at 16:04  
 
Written by Góral on 03.01.2014 at 15:55

"You may be surprised but I have a right to a different opinion than yours"

...so don't insult me next time and I'll be happy
Góral - 03.01.2014 at 16:42  
Rating: 10
Written by Pazdzioch on 03.01.2014 at 16:04

...so don't insult me next time and I'll be happy

Ease up and less stress my friend I really didn't know that it might offend you. Then, forgive me
Diverge - 03.01.2014 at 19:31  
  I remember being moderately impressed when I heard it the first time. I'll have to relisten.
no one - 03.01.2014 at 21:07  
Rating: 7
Written by Pazdzioch on 03.01.2014 at 15:39


Nothing groundbreaking here. THAT'S A FACT.

have to agree with you here %100
-DC-002- - 03.01.2014 at 23:15  
 
Written by Góral on 03.01.2014 at 16:42

Written by Pazdzioch on 03.01.2014 at 16:04

...so don't insult me next time and I'll be happy

Ease up and less stress my friend I really didn't know that it might offend you. Then, forgive me


I might agree with, Pazdzioch that you were being kind of a passive aggressive douche with that original post. Do you know each other? If you truly are sorry then I'll tell you that that is ineffective communication.

I'm not trying to single you out though bro. you're great Just saying it seemed like difficult words, if you know what I mean. feel free to be as difficult as you want.
Troy Killjoy - 03.01.2014 at 23:36  
  All I've learned from this thread is how fragile some people's self-esteem can be.
-DC-002- - 04.01.2014 at 00:04  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.01.2014 at 23:36

All I've learned from this thread is how fragile some people's self-esteem can be.


Like a baby bird.
Góral - 04.01.2014 at 00:41  
Rating: 10
Written by -DC-002- on 03.01.2014 at 23:15

I might agree with, Pazdzioch that you were being kind of a passive aggressive douche with that original post. Do you know each other? If you truly are sorry then I'll tell you that that is ineffective communication.

I'm not trying to single you out though bro. you're great Just saying it seemed like difficult words, if you know what I mean. feel free to be as difficult as you want.

Can you write more simply please? I can't catch the meaning
Góral - 04.01.2014 at 00:46  
Rating: 10 But back to the album..

Maybe I'll start from the fact that "Ansia" is a Spanish word which means fear, lust, desire, sorrow or anguish. I think it's perfectly defines feelings that accompanied me while listening to this album.

It's not my goal to convince you guys to excellence of this album. I really rarely give such a high rating but for me this album is a real magic, hypnotic, schizophrenic, trance landscapes which acts on me like a drug. Musical-massacre, dehumanized space-emptiness that produces chills, and pierces to the bone. For a long time I wasn't so strongly absorbed. Here is no place for boredom, though the songs are a really > 10 min monsters. This confirms how much is "Ansia" polished and musical orderly.

Comparisons to Dodecahedron, Darkspace, Secrets of the Moon, Blut Aus Nord, Nachtmystium, Thaw or even Neurosis are certainly not unfounded, but I think that we have here an absolutely unique, psychedelic, industrial, progressive hybrid, who is hard to unambiguously and synthetically classify. I realize that this album will certainly scare many black metal purists, but I am convinced and I will defend my opinion that it's one of the most interesting experimental / black metal albums on the Polish scene in recent years. A damn good release, and giving the highest score is just a formality.
Diverge - 04.01.2014 at 01:15  
 
Written by Góral on 04.01.2014 at 00:46

Maybe I'll start from the fact that "Ansia" is a Spanish word which means fear, lust, desire, sorrow or anguish. I think it's perfectly defines feelings that accompanied me while listening to this album.

You would classify this as an album that induces fear into the listener? I'm not really sure I felt any of those sentiments when I listened to the album.
Góral - 04.01.2014 at 02:07  
Rating: 10
Written by Diverge on 04.01.2014 at 01:15

I'm not really sure I felt any of those sentiments when I listened to the album.

And what are your feelings?
Diverge - 04.01.2014 at 04:41  
 
Written by Góral on 04.01.2014 at 02:07

Written by Diverge on 04.01.2014 at 01:15

I'm not really sure I felt any of those sentiments when I listened to the album.

And what are your feelings?

I don't really feel as if the album evoked any strong emotions. It was just solid, at points mind-blowing, material. The end of the second track in particular...
-DC-002- - 04.01.2014 at 08:17  
 
Written by Góral on 04.01.2014 at 00:41

Written by -DC-002- on 03.01.2014 at 23:15

I might agree with, Pazdzioch that you were being kind of a passive aggressive douche with that original post. Do you know each other? If you truly are sorry then I'll tell you that that is ineffective communication.

I'm not trying to single you out though bro. you're great Just saying it seemed like difficult words, if you know what I mean. feel free to be as difficult as you want.

Can you write more simply please? I can't catch the meaning


It's OK buddy, you said you were sorry before all this . I may have been overreacting anyways. I just saw were Pazdzioch was coming from and didn't want him to feel crazy.
-DC-002- - 04.01.2014 at 08:22  
  But this album. It's cool in some places for sure. Notable the ends chunks of the songs. Not that monumental overall though. One peeve I have with it is that it fallows a formula. It start off with OK black metal part for build up, then just kind of switches to the cool post stuff, so to me it feels a little disjointed. Good quality though and it's pretty good when it shines.
Góral - 04.01.2014 at 16:28  
Rating: 10
Written by -DC-002- on 04.01.2014 at 08:22

It start off with OK black metal part for build up, then just kind of switches to the cool post stuff, so to me it feels a little disjointed.

I love this change of pace and unexpected steps towards a completely new landscapes. But I think you can find a method in this. Note that the whole album is in a certain sense "connected by buckle" - it starts aggressively with "Inkaust", almost 4 minutes of continuous blasts-attack (reference to previous releases?) and ends on " Praefatio Pro defunctis" (return to the starting point) and crowning the whole, calming, ambient outro. And in between? You can also find here elements of sludge, drone, or even progressive rock or jazz but you need to remember that we are talking about experimental areas. Although this album is very varied, the main building blocks are here hypnotic-trance passages that accompanies the listener constantly from beginning to end. Also pay attention that the group throughout the duration of the album is based mainly on traditional instruments. For this a very skilful and consistent track's placement, which enhances the whole impression.

And in this aspect, "Ansia" is certainly the consistent work.
!J.O.O.E.! - 04.01.2014 at 16:49  
 
Written by -DC-002- on 03.01.2014 at 23:15

I might agree with, Pazdzioch that you were being kind of a passive aggressive douche with that original post. Do you know each other? If you truly are sorry then I'll tell you that that is ineffective communication.

I'm not trying to single you out though bro. you're great Just saying it seemed like difficult words, if you know what I mean. feel free to be as difficult as you want.

Not taking sides here but it looks to me like Goral was the passive-aggressive one with his comment about Pazd being "safe" with his ratings. Pazd was defensive, not passive-aggressive.
-DC-002- - 04.01.2014 at 19:45  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 04.01.2014 at 16:49

Written by -DC-002- on 03.01.2014 at 23:15

I might agree with, Pazdzioch that you were being kind of a passive aggressive douche with that original post. Do you know each other? If you truly are sorry then I'll tell you that that is ineffective communication.

I'm not trying to single you out though bro. you're great Just saying it seemed like difficult words, if you know what I mean. feel free to be as difficult as you want.

Not taking sides here but it looks to me like Goral was the passive-aggressive one with his comment about Pazd being "safe" with his ratings. Pazd was defensive, not passive-aggressive.


Twas what I was getting at, Goral was being a little passive aggressive.
!J.O.O.E.! - 04.01.2014 at 20:01  
 
Written by -DC-002- on 04.01.2014 at 19:45


Twas what I was getting at, Goral was being a little passive aggressive.

Oh right, misunderstood you because of that rogue comma. Looking at the comment again it's clear what you meant
Góral - 04.01.2014 at 22:43  
Rating: 10 I see that my person is for you guys more interesting here than Mord'A'Stigmata Call it what you like, but I really don't understand what is aggressive in speaking that someone is cautious in ratings, and respects staff's opinions. Though we know each other personally a few years, I'm surprised that Pazdzioch in such a way responded here. For my part, I can say for sure that I didn't want to offend my good friend. This is not an attack, just an encouragement for discussion and I am more than sure you Pazdzioch know what I mean. And if you still feel offended, I ask for pm Paz. And for others - I strongly urge again to listen to and appreciate this amazing album
tea[m]ster - 16.02.2014 at 17:28  
  Just discovered this. Umm, shouldn't this be labeled "post black"? I hear a boatload of "post" characteristics. Don't know about their earlier stuff however.
Góral - 17.02.2014 at 20:16  
Rating: 10
Written by tea[m]ster on 16.02.2014 at 17:28

Umm, shouldn't this be labeled "post black"? I hear a boatload of "post" characteristics. Don't know about their earlier stuff however.

Each new album is a new experiment with genres. Generally, we talk about post/black/death/industrial hybrid. I classify it this way:

"Überrealistic" - blackened death/industrial
"Antimatter" - avangarde/experimental black metal
"Ansia" - post black metal/dark ambient (not as a separate genre, but as a supplement - in relation to many ambient inclinations)

Labeled here "blak metal" seems to be a considerable simplification.

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