Mare Cognitum - Phobos Monolith



8.1 | 69 votes |
Release date: 5 October 2014
Style: Atmospheric black metal

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10 want it


01. Weaving The Thread Of Transcendence
02. Entropic Hallucinations
03. Noumenon
04. Ephemeral Eternities

Line-up
Jacob Buczarski - all instruments, vocals

Additional info
Artwork by Luciana Nedelea.
Layout by Francesco Gemelli.

If you're a serious follower of this style, you know the usual. The project of Jacob Buczarski, Mare Cognitum is raw and hard hitting black metal, but also interspersed with all those beautiful, melodic, and dreamy undercurrents that we all know and love and that've come to make this style so goddamn good when it's executed right. Highly recommended for fans of Chaos Moon, Spectral Lore, Sombres Forêts, etc. And shoutout to my buddy Fearmeister for turning me onto all the great stuff on I, Voidhanger's current roster, definitely a label worth investigating.

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Comments: 26   Visited by: 284 users
07.10.2014 - 00:19
Rating: 8
Zaph
The Nothingth
Streaming over here, for whoever gives a darn:
https://i-voidhangerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/phobos-monolith
Edit: Holy shit guys, listen to this :3
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Guys?
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07.10.2014 - 09:11
Rating: 8
Fearmeister
The Tardy Boy
The album is now released since its being sold and downloaded on bandcamp now!
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07.10.2014 - 11:33
Paz
News Man
Wow, "Noumenon" is probably the most beautiful song I've heard all year.
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07.10.2014 - 22:37
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Great album! Typically the kind of BM that's highly enjoyable to me.
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07.10.2014 - 22:52
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by Paz on 07.10.2014 at 11:33

Wow, "Noumenon" is probably the most beautiful song I've heard all year.


No kidding. The guitar sounds gorgeous (well, I have to call it something). I don't play any instruments so I'm curious what that sound/technique is called. Anyone?

Really enjoying this album immensely.
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07.10.2014 - 23:13
Paz
News Man
Written by Erik M. on 07.10.2014 at 22:52

The guitar sounds gorgeous (well, I have to call it something). I don't play any instruments so I'm curious what that sound/technique is called. Anyone?

Do you mean tremolo picking?
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07.10.2014 - 23:22
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by Paz on 07.10.2014 at 23:13

Do you mean tremolo picking?


Oh damn, that did come to mind but somehow I thought it wasn't the correct term for it. I really am musically retarded.
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08.10.2014 - 00:52
Rating: 8
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Paz on 07.10.2014 at 11:33

Wow, "Noumenon" is probably the most beautiful song I've heard all year.

Yeah, that part at around 11 minutes is majestic. I might prefer the last song though.
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08.10.2014 - 16:25
Rating: 7
Alex F
yeah man
This is really nice stuff. Very relaxing to me.
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08.10.2014 - 16:42
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Alex F on 08.10.2014 at 16:25

This is really nice stuff. Very relaxing to me.

This has indeed been a great year for ambient and atmospheric BM, Chaos Moon, Spectral Lore, this, Darkspace, The Great Old Ones, hell, even the Taatsi debut wasn't all that bad. This is why I just when people go on with that "this has been a disappointing year" crap.
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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08.10.2014 - 20:38
PocketMetal
Written by Apothecary on 08.10.2014 at 16:42

This has indeed been a great year for ambient and atmospheric BM, Chaos Moon, Spectral Lore, this, Darkspace, The Great Old Ones, hell, even the Taatsi debut wasn't all that bad. This is why I just when people go on with that "this has been a disappointing year" crap.


The disappointment comes from the bands like Opeth,Agalloch,Septicflesh etc. But certainly each year has its horde of great albums, it's only logical with THIS MANY bands out there.
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08.10.2014 - 20:58
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by PocketMetal on 08.10.2014 at 20:38

The disappointment comes from the bands like Opeth,Agalloch,Septicflesh etc.

Fair enough, all pretty mediocre albums
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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11.10.2014 - 18:29
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by PocketMetal on 08.10.2014 at 20:38

The disappointment comes from the bands like Opeth,Agalloch,Septicflesh etc. But certainly each year has its horde of great albums, it's only logical with THIS MANY bands out there.


Agreed. Opeth and Agalloch are both decent. And just decent isn't enough for bands such as those.

But yeah, lots of great releases this year. Initially I also said that this year sucks, but definitely not anymore. Especially for BM it's a great year.
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11.10.2014 - 19:12
Rating: 8
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
It's damn impressive album with very powerful composing ! I have no idea why it's reminding me of Agalloch's vocals and atmosphere at some moments. The highlight track is Noumenon in my opinion. Thanks to Erik for suggesting it to me.
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13.10.2014 - 11:27
Dima
Bandcamp copies remaining -1. Noumenon is one of the better songs i've heard this year. The cover and the music really give off the same cosmic vibe. I love a cover that complements the music
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14.10.2014 - 11:54
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Great, beautiful black metal. This type of sound can be boring when it's not done right but that is not the case with Phobos Monolith.

Highly enjoyable.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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19.10.2014 - 23:21
Rating: 8
mz
Yeah I really liked this one, despite the fact that I don't like Chaos Moon and Spectral Lore.
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26.10.2014 - 00:04
PocketMetal
Everyone in the comments has rated it with an 8. :p
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26.10.2014 - 01:26
Rating: 8
mz
Written by PocketMetal on 26.10.2014 at 00:04

Everyone in the comments has rated it with an 8. :p

you broke the chain ;(
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26.10.2014 - 02:20
Ilham
Giant robot
Oh this is something I missed while I was on holiday. Too many eights for me to ignore it.
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26.10.2014 - 13:32
Rating: 8
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by Ilham on 26.10.2014 at 02:20

Oh this is something I missed while I was on holiday. Too many eights for me to ignore it.

I hope we will not get embarrassed for our 8s.
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26.10.2014 - 13:49
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Angel N. on 26.10.2014 at 13:32

I hope we will not get embarrassed for our 8s.

Well it's usually the other way around, I vote lower and you guys start calling me names .
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26.10.2014 - 14:09
Rating: 8
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by Ilham on 26.10.2014 at 13:49

Well it's usually the other way around, I vote lower and you guys start calling me names .

hehe I'll try to keep that annoying-bitch side quiet this time.
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26.10.2014 - 18:05
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Is this anything like this year's Chaos Moon release?
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26.10.2014 - 22:40
no one
Don't remember being a big fan of there last one, but the sample song sounds interesting
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27.10.2014 - 18:59
Rating: 8
Fearmeister
The Tardy Boy
Written by tea[m]ster on 26.10.2014 at 18:05

Is this anything like this year's Chaos Moon release?


I would say that its similar but I think that its closer to the new Spectral Lore.
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