Abduct ushers in sickness, self-destruction, and hatred as a hybrid of power electronics and death industrial, perverted and reformed by Plague (Nivathe/Senthil) into a very human evil. Meticulously paced and executed, God Complex is an obsessively negative assault that is both captivating and revolting in its ability to overwhelm the listener with anxiety. Only a few will actually enjoy this album.
Further details can be found here: PHR010
I am very pleased to announce that PHR will be releasing the first album for this Luciferian black metal cult. Further information will be made known as it becomes available.
Their full-length demo, Divine Moral Severance, fits alongside Deathspell Omega and a few Swedish contemporaries who approach the 'orthodox' sound in a manner to build more aggression from, rather than to remain content simply wallowing within, the dissonance in which they lurk. Stylistically excellent, Ophian expands on the paradigm with a forward-thinking, bold statement that the trained ear and soul receptive to the Devil's word will appreciate. A very impressive first offering, Divine Moral Severance is indicative of very good things to come from this band.
GoatCraft executes dark, moody piano music backed by tastefully done, low-key ambient wisps and waves to fill out the morbid atmospheres. The music moves between somber and deep passages into frenzied moments of mania, all with an innate and masterful purveyance of motif through and between the individual pieces. Neoclassical as well as more modern song structures are employed throughout to create an intense body of work that continuously challenges the listener. This is by no means for everyone but those who understand what is presented will find it immensely rewarding.
Finally got around to a long overdue improvement in the site layout.
Aside from the change in aesthetics, a couple of minor adjustments to the website include the implementation of a Flash audio player on the releases' respective pages as well as all currently sold out releases now being available to stream in their entirety.
Also, I am very pleased to announce that PHR will be releasing the debut full-length albums from both Kthanm and Imynvokad as limited 12” vinyls. It is not possible to estimate when these will manifest at present time. More information will be made public as it becomes available.
Equal parts of the old-school, Death Metal masters Morbid Angel, Immolation, and Deicide collide with a more modern Behemoth or Origin and an over-arching original ear for song writing to create a sound that Lago can call their own; the subtle interplay between melody, atonality, and out-and-out brutality is brilliantly realized.
Imynvokad plays a dramatic style of black metal, ultimately unique unto itself and brimming with hermetic occultism. Simultaneously beautiful and terrifying, the spirit of the music forces itself upon the listener with the unmistakable presence Death as it cuts through the ties that bind this plane of existence from the next. Ad Ordines Descendens marks the first proper recordings for Imynvokad and the result is truly astounding. Continuing its unique sound borne of shadow and will, Imynvokad forges further its own path through the Void.