"Paradeigma (Phosphenes of Aphotic Eternity)" is the definitive work from idiosyncratic Czech avant-Black Metal band INFERNO.
Burrowing further into the dense, hypnotic soundworlds initiated on 2017’s "Gnosis Kardias", this newest emission formulates an alluring new language from the isolationist syntax of Black Metal, blending the contemplative and the disturbing into a mesmeric journey through veiled psychic recesses and towards the infinite.
Using layers of guitar tracks, abstruse vocal and sound textures, intricate martial rhythms and ominous dynamism, INFERNO have produced a surreal dreamscape inspired in part by the most obscure, forward-thinking records of BLUT AUS NORD and THE CURE, 70s-80s Post-punk and the ingenuity/sheer fanaticism found within the Black Metal canon.
Conceptually "Paradeigma" goes deep into psychology, cosmology and horror - primarily influenced by "The Cosmos as Self-Creation" from Czech writer Michal Ajvaz, "Time Reborn" by the physicist Lee Smolin and above all "The Red Book" of Carl Jung - to conjure, in the words of the band: “abstract visions of semi-liquid currents moving within a vast ontological structure where individual layers interact in unceasing cosmic dynamics”.
Mournful and oppressive, delirious and strangely uplifting; "Paradeigma" is a dank, paradoxical and uniquely immersive piece of Luciferian art which opens a portal to the beyond.
Recommended if you like: THE RUINS OF BEVERAST, LURKER OF CHALICE and all those who dare to imagine what a mixture of BLUT AUS NORD and THE CURE would sound like.
1. Decaying Virtualities Yearn for Asymptopia
2. The Wailing Horizon
3. Descent into Hell of the Future
5. Ekstasis of the Continuum
6. Stars Within and Stars Without Projected into the Matrix of Time