Thantifaxath - Sacred White Noise



7.6 | 31 votes |
Release date: 15 April 2014
Style: Black metal

Owners:

24 have it
5 want it


01. The Bright White Nothing At The End Of The Tunnel
02. Where I End And The Hemlock Begins
03. Gasping In Darkness
04. Eternally Falling
05. Panic Becomes Despair
06. Lost In Static Between Worlds

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02.01.2015 - 02:56
Rating: 5
mz
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.01.2015 at 02:47


This one is a total step or two up from their demo (which you call e.p.) which was run of the mill heard it a gazillion times before black metal. Here they at least have a lot of atmosphere which was totally lacking on their demo. Plus it has a totally organic flow to it which makes one go back to it and not play it on shuffle.

Btw I am not the only one who regards this one as one of the top albums of the year. Just look around and you'll see it pop up on many an end of year list.


Hey. Their label calls that one EP:

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Initially pressed on tape by Dark Descent Records (quickly sold out) and later pressed on vinyl by Media Tree Recordings, this 2011 EP from Canada's Thantifaxath is now available on compact disc. Unique Canadian black metal, 16 minutes. 2014 debut full-length also out on Dark Descent Record.


I somehow agree that this debut full length of them more original than that demo (or EP) but that doesn't make it more enjoyable. The atmosphere you are talking about is never fully devolved. I might go as extreme as say that they totally fail at evoking any type of dark, or depressing, or whatever other negative feeling for me. It just passes by without any emotional impact.

I am also pretty sure you don't believe that presence of an album in many end of the year lists makes it necessarily good, like artificial brain, thou, at the gates etc
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02.01.2015 - 02:57
!J.O.O.E.!
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Much like things like Artificial Brain, Sunn O))), Thou, Pallbearer and a bunch of others, I'm not sure how this album found its way to be on so many lists.
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02.01.2015 - 02:59
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
I still think this one is a grower. My first reaction was my usual bias "why would I go back to this when I have others?". But when you stop being a bitch and just let the album play it's really cool. It is short enough to justify a second chance. It does come off as directionless, clearly, but individual bits are good enough to sustain the 40 minutes of it.
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02.01.2015 - 03:03
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by mz on 02.01.2015 at 02:56



Hey. Their label calls that one EP:





well, the vinyl version of it calls it the demo cassette put on vinyl. The demo was released by Dark Descent. But then agan loads of demos are released by labels. dark descent has released a couple (this is one of them) and iron Bonehead releases loads of demos.
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02.01.2015 - 03:03
Rating: 5
mz
Btw Marcel, I will also go for Teitanblood soon. Think that I might actually like that way more than before (and definitely more that their debut).
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07.01.2015 - 09:17
Rating: 9
Maco
Handbanana
The second track is amazing. One of my favorite songs from last year.
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14.01.2015 - 07:22
Joe Zombie
Not sure why there's so much hate here. This album is really cool. I love how chromatic the instrumentation is. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite BM releases of last year.
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01.07.2015 - 05:11
Lit.
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Best BM album of 2014, my ass. This was so tedious to listen to, it's ridiculous.
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15.07.2016 - 05:13
Rating: 9
Maco
Handbanana
Best BM album of 2014 by far.
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15.07.2016 - 07:17
Fearmeister
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Second best for me if you count Hail Spirit Noir
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15.07.2016 - 09:03
!J.O.O.E.!
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^ two bands that followed up great records with shite ones =[
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15.07.2016 - 14:48
Fearmeister
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Written by Guest on 15.07.2016 at 09:03

^ two bands that followed up great records with shite ones =[


If you say so...
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15.07.2016 - 17:08
Rating: 9
Maco
Handbanana
Written by Guest on 15.07.2016 at 09:03

^ two bands that followed up great records with shite ones =[


That EP is good but not that good, no idea why people overrate it so much.

EDIT: Welp...
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