Epistasis - Light Through A Dead Glass

Ear-maggots anyone? Standard issue ear-worms for the fans of experimental music.

Light Through A Dead Glass is Epitasis' second EP and in describing it, the term "sheer brilliance" is more or less an understatement. As unsettling and chaotic it may seem, Epitasis managed to reincarnate the essence of primitive black metal with some spectacular riffs and melodic interludes. While the ambient passages offer the listener a break from the madness, you're in for a rude awakening every time they are interrupted by a desolating riff or a haunting shriek.

This, my fellow music lovers, is the sound of progress; The sound of pushing progressive music into the extreme and experimenting with everything around to end up with a fresh amalgam of all that's good. 

Our journey begins with an ominous build-up and revealing the magnitude of this colossal horror, ending with Akercocke-esque riffing as to make way for the acoustic opening of "Finisterre", one of the more structurally-varied songs on the album. The trumpet really works magic here, even poking the extreme sections to break out of an average "beauty-and-the-beast" post-metal approach. "Witch" is also another wonderful song that keeps it fluid rather than messy. The next three songs are enjoyable; the riff-based "Candelaria", the trumpet-laden lamentation "Grey Ceiling", and "Gown of Yellow Stars" which serves as the energetic epilogue for our rather short, ear-maggot-flling,bone-cringing journey.

Light Through A Dead Glass comes out this Tuesday, April 1st, 2014!  Pre-orders are available now at http://crucialblast.bandcamp.com/album/light-through-dead-glass.

In the meantime, you can listen to entire album below (via Noisey's SoundCloud).