Head of the Demon
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MSN Entertainment has premiered the first track off Head of the Demon's self-titled debut album, released yesterday by The Ajna Offensive. Check out "Phantasmagoria" right here or in the player below.
A mysterious Swedish entity comprising nameless members from known bands, Head of the Demon's debut is a sepulchral, doom-laden slab of occult black/death metal that's Lovecraftian in intent and aims for the abyss. More...
The Ajna Offensive has announced January 22nd as the international release date for Head of the Demon's self-titled debut album. The following press release was issued about the upcoming album:
"A mysterious Swedish entity comprising nameless members from known bands, Head of the Demon's 'Head of the Demon' is a sepulchral, doom-laden slab of occult black/death metal that's Lovecraftian in intent and aims for the abyss.
"H.P. Lovecraft is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for those who play metal, and tributes to the great visionary of Providence have been countless. Head of the Demon are ones who have seen the faces of the Great Old Ones, yet all but eschew the usual clichés based upon tentacles and unspeakable horrors. Their occult black/death metal is hypnotic and honed, played mainly on the rawness of riffs and chants that are repeated cyclically.
"Psychedelic vertigo is assured, and with it the stimulation of perceptions that open windows to mysterious parallel dimensions. The voice sounds like that of Tom Warrior mentally dissociated under acid, while the guitars constantly seek ways of expressive, original, yet oblique metal without foresaking metal altogether. The long ramblings of 'Phantasmagoria' and 'They Lie In Wait - Riding The Waste' creep ominously between proto-doom Black Sabbath-ian realms and the atmosphere of Mortuary Drape’s cenotaph, never fully enjoying one or the other. More...