Experimental and progressive-spherical sounds mark the beginning of ‘Ekstasis Of The Continuum‘, before the seven-minute-long song slowly evolves into a hypnotic Black Metal composition. Enriched by eerie melodies and ghostly vocals, Czech Black Metal band INFERNO gave life to an unorthodox, yet especially sinister work of Art. Doing justice to this sonic journey, visual artist Chariot Of Black Moth created a haunting video for the track.
“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.