Xasthur - Telepathic With The Deceased review


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Band: Xasthur
Album: Telepathic With The Deceased
Release date: June 2004

01. Entrance Into Nothingness
02. Slaughtered Useless Beings In A Nihilistic Dream
03. Abysmal Depths Are Flooded
04. May Your Void Become As Deep As My Hate!
05. Telepathic With The Deceased
06. A Walk Beyond Utter Blackness
07. Cursed Revelations
08. Drown Into Eternal Twilight
09. Murdered Echoes Of The Mind
10. Exit

The last few years, Xasthur have released album after album without any break and is becoming more and more popular and well liked amongst black metal fans by everyday that passes.

On one side of the spectrum, it's good to see a band is active and is constantly releasing new material, it shows the band's devotion to the music they play and will probably also please their fans, but on other hand, a problem that might occur is that you can run out of ideas. Xasthur is a band that have not fallen into this mud, yet, and each one of their releases still have something interesting to offer, but they still must be very careful to not become a victim of this problem because I can already hear that some of their songs have a very similar structure and sometimes it appears to me that some of their riffs get repeated too often.

Overall, the album has a very depressive and melancholic feeling to it (just like the previous releases) and the songs are mostly mid-tempo and sometimes pretty slow too. I think that the atmosphere on this album is slightly different compared to the other releases by Xasthur, it is almost like it has some form of "droning" energy to it, as if Malefic (the only member of the band) grabs us and wants to pull us down to his misanthropic world, surrounded by depression and disgust. In order to understand this album, you must let go and fall into Malefic´s dark and cold chamber, but if you resist, you will not enjoy/understand this album and all you hear will just be a bunch of noises you can not understand.

So far, Xasthur has done very well and this album totally satisfied me. This is something for the cold-hearted fans of suicidal black or extreme metal in general.

Written by Azhidahak | 01.12.2004


Guest review by
Angel N.
WARNING: This is a highly subjective review written by a fangirl and it might get super complicated.

I'm irresistibly attracted to any sound which is capable of creating and conveying the abyss of feelings and melancholic atmosphere. Yeah, I'm a sucker for that, in other words I believe that Xasthur is one of the greatest examples of them. Get ready fans of dark depressive metal (I am not going to apologize for using those words for Xasthur music.)

published 19.11.2014 | Comments (7)


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01.02.2007 - 02:51
Empty Spaces
Unburied At Dusk
Absolutely agree!
01.02.2007 - 04:19
Account deleted
I must agree that this is a great album. I've been listening to it on my computer for some time and I just got a hard copy at Christmas, and I plan to listen to it in its purest form in the future.
17.06.2009 - 10:46
Liver Failure
Overall, the album has a very depressive and melancholic feeling to it (just like the previous releases) and the songs are mostly mid-tempo and sometimes pretty slow too.

As always, atmosphere is everything... and almost perfect in this album.

member of the true crusade against old school heavy metal, early 80s thrash, NWOBHM, traditional doom, first and second wave black metal, old school death metal, US power metal, 70s prog rock and atmospheric doomsludgestoner. o/

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