W.T.C. PRODUCTIONS is proud to present VAEOK's striking self-titled debut EP. A duo whose members currently hail from such highly regarded hordes as SARGEIST, Kult ov Azazel, Nightbringer, ADAESTUO, and Demoncy among others, VAEOK nevertheless emits its own nightsky majesty and mysticism.
VAEOK rose into spire beneath constellations formed in the distant past between M.S. and VJS. The decrepit majesty and resulting melancholia which is VAEOK, the result of this bond, could only hark from such a haunted past. The architectural forms of 20th Century black metal are present, yet obscured by delirium dreams and frozen call. With the self-titled debut EP and forthcoming LP, VAEOK will continue the process of shaping souls as cathedrals solely for the mad wisdom contained in beholding their ruin. On the horizon of years soon forgotten, both VJS and M.S. have left older monuments to the macrocosm which the so inclined may seek at their discretion, but VAEOK contains the signature of a new vandal, hermetically inscribed in insolence and rightful in ascension. May the reign of VAEOK be known by grandeur and decay, apex and oblivion...
"Then arose the Great Dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and the garden was made desolate"
"This is Leviathan, the crooked serpent"
This kind of badassery is all over the album. Together with an unforgiving storm of drumming and a torent of guitars makes for a great album.
The 3rd dark ambient track isn't really my cup of tea. But the rest of the album fills in that void. rizendoekie
Deathspell Omega has been lauded for what seems like ages now however I didn't personally listen to them much at all until after this release, instead preferring to stick to more traditional "orthodox" BM..
Long story short I'm forever grateful to our Dark Lord that I decided to expand my horizons because this as well as every other album in DSO's catalog is an absolute masterpiece and every fan of extreme metal music(not just Black Metal) owes it to themselves to check them out.
The Furnaces of Palingenesia is stunningly innovative how it transforms what appears to be harsh disconnected noise into melodic beauty through weaving indecipherable and indistinguishable dissonant threads together into a tapestry of melodic perfection that checks all the right boxes and can only be described as art. Consequently, you'll discover that every subsequent listen will unearth new layers that you seemingly didn't hear before.
For the best experience, listen alone in a dark room with headphones (preferably light up a fat blunt) and give yourself up wholly to the music. Let the deeply malignant and yet blessedly euphoric aura of dissonance overtake your pathetic soul.
Blessed is he that murders Christ in himself and in his fellow man.
Amen. Matthew Kokinda
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019