Inferno - Paradeigma (Phosphenes of Aphotic Eternity) (2021)


Providing a very enigmatic and expansive aural experience, today we have Czech outfit Inferno and their latest opus of decadence: “Paradeigma (Phosphenes of Aphotic Eternity)”. With a very oppressive and hard to describe style, we can just say that the band amalgamates elements of Blut Aus Nord and YERÛŠELEM, but still managed to create a truly immersive and punishing unique style. If you want to be mesmerized and subdued for over 35 minutes, this release is just what you are looking for.

After the playful intro, “The Wailing Horizon” delivers a wave of furious riffs, massive drumming and crafty atmospherics. The immediate vibe is quie oppressive and it only gets more dominant as the harsh vocals roll into the picture. This blistering onslaught is nicely flanked by some catchy melodic passages and moody tempo changes. By the time we get to “Descent into Hell of the Future” we feel like a bag of bricks just hit us, and then the weird and playful industrial-esque elements of this track continue delivering an imposing hellish vibe.

Serving the purpose of a palate cleanser “Phosphenes” unleashes a melancholic tribal-esque piece that is quite haunting (creepy vocals) and yet cinematic. The madness continues with our favorite track, “Ekstasis of the Continuum” and its funky atmospherics paired with ravaging guitar work and crafty drumming. The closer “Stars Within and Stars Without Projected into the Matrix of Time”, also provides some interesting Post-Black Metal elements paired with the usual crushing atmosphere, making it a very unique and engaging piece.

Overall, “Paradeigma (Phosphenes of Aphotic Eternity)” is one of those very unique and yet somewhat familiar releases that will get stuck in your head. Inferno has been constantly delivering quality music and this effort seems to be one of their most refined and effective ones to date. If you are looking for something heavy, powerful, and yet eerily weird, Debemur Morti productions has you covered with this one.

Band: Inferno Album: Paradeigma (Phosphenes of Aphotic Eternity)

Label: Debemur Morti Productions

Release: May 7th, 2021

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Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

Country: Czech Republic

Rating: 93/100

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