Aesthetic Death

Megalith Levitation

Country (for what it’s worth): Russian Federation

Members: SAA (‘sermons & fuzzmagic aka guitars & vocals), PAN (skullhammers = drums & percussions), KKV (thunderbass, i.e. bass guitars & double bass)

Recording: Temple Of Silence Studio (Autumn 2021) (except drums: Wildboar Studio)

Ord / Demonologists


Drifting into the sacred ocean of creation through the symbolic imagery of death


Country (for what it’s worth): Russia (Ord) & U.S. (Demonologists)

Members: Ord Err (Ord), Cory Rowell (Demonologists), Evan Price (Demonologists)

Production: Ord & Demonologists

Mix: Andrey Volkov / Ord Err / Evan Price


[a review on a re-release, so I’ll keep it brief and concise]

My first acquaintance with Esoteric – and I guess it might count for the better part of us; at least those who were born almost a century ago – was almost three decades ago under the working title Epistemological Despondency. At that moment, I already was ‘into’ the more extreme areas of Mater Terra’s sonic dimensions, yet I still remember what I felt when listening to this debut: confusion, discomfort, as well as awe and respect.

Suffer Yourself

I’ll keep my introduction on the band brief and concise. Suffer Yourself were formed in 2011 in Kyiv, Ukraine, as a solo-outfit by Stanislav Govorukha. After writing some tracks, and the recording of an official demonstrational five-tracker, he joined forces with some other musicians. These original tracks got re-recorded and made it to the first full-length, 2014’s Inner Sanctum.


Songs seen through the eyes of the dying


Country (for what it’s worth): Denmark

Members: Casper Axilgård (drums), Atli Brix Kamban (vocals and guitars), Niels Asger Svensson (bass)

Mix & recording: Troels Damgaard Holm (Farvemøllen & Black Tornado Studio)

Mastering: Brad Boatright (Audiosiege)

Kadaver Listing

The multiverse of Aesthetic Death has no boundaries whatsoever. Except for some ABBA-compilation or a tribute to George Michael, I guess this label sort of investigates all angles within the sonic spectrum. I firstly wanted to mention ‘within the musical spectrum’, yet as from this specific release on… I’ll come back to this album immediately. The label houses bands and projects in many aural areas, especially Metal-oriented (Doom, Black, Funeral Doom, Sludge) and within spheres of Dark Ambient, Power Electronics, Esoteric Drone and Ritual.

Megalith Levitation

In a very near future, Aesthetic Death and Megalith Levitation will officially release the new album Obscure Fire (of course you might expect a review on that recording in some future), but this review will deal with the former full-length, Void Psalms, which was (and still is, of course) the second full-album by Russia’s Megalith Levitation. It was actually released almost a year and a half ago, but then again: so what? Great material will always deserve (my) attention and promotion.


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