♫♪  Esoctrilihum - “Lord of the Closed Eyes”

At an archaeological excavation site, an auger pulverizes soil and stone. With brutal ferocity, the blades of Asthâghul’s riffs churn up the earth in search of what came before. The cylindrical and serrated steel chops up everything in their path. Like a sonic circular scimitar, the harmonized dissonance of dual guitar leads swirls in an inexorable helix, drawing closer to the distillate.

A frenetic death/doom hybrid sequence gouges away until the two-minute mark, when a passageway is discovered. After traveling through a long tunnel, the archaeologist breakthrough to the underworld. The ziggurat. The altar.

In terror, they witness the ceremonial rites performed by masked figures. Quadrupeds led up to the altar. The musky smell of burnt agarwood permeates the chamber. A sacrifice will be made to the great one. Their eyes are opened when they behold the summoning of the Lord of The Closed Eyes.

Great artists eclipse efforts to classify them by creating exceptional works. Like Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staricase, No. 2, Esoctrilihum defies categorization, seamlessly melding genres to unleash a spectral miasma of transcendent metal. Find Pandaemorthium (Forbidden Formulas To Awaken The Blind Sovereigns Of Nothingness) on I, Voidhanger Records via CD or digital, and stream “Lord of the Closed Eyes” below:

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