Lifelost - Punitive Damnation
LIFELOST – PUNITIVE DAMNATION LABEL: ONISM PRODUCTIONS RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 10th 2021
“It is a journey to another world, to a dark and chaotic cosmos, where time, words and human hierarchies lack meaning, where a supernatural pain underlies as punishment. Ancient cursed presences observe and manipulate the bravest paladins locked in an abysmal limbo turned into ghostly spectres, perpetuating their suffering after an inglorious death, in labyrinthine spaces, almost dreamlike, beyond human reality, controlling their reality from portals of fire and blood. A holocaust directed by perverse and supernatural entities, quasi gods, who seek to sink human morality with a mysterious end, where the worst hell is to exist...” - Phlegeton
With the second creation to emerge under the Lifelost banner, his solo endeavour, Phlegeton (Wormed, Banished From Inferno etc) has created something more than a simple album. He has fashioned from the darkness an alternative dimension that hangs between the ice-shard eyes of the constellations, cradled in the blackness beyond the reach of human understanding. With each haunting, harrowing hymn that unfurls from the nest of serpents that is Punitive Damnation, the damned geometry of this other world’s tortured architecture gains strength. The visions form around the listener, taking on substance, the cold shadows of the interstellar domain bleeding through the sunlight of our reality. For those of a questing spirit Punitive Damnation can be a portal to glorious nightmares and alien splendour, a Fall into the fire.
Freezing riffs tumble past like showers of stars, while each song displays an essence of primordial chaos – unrestrained, unbeholden to form and physical reality. Phlegeton has breached the wall behind which the dark seas of the void rage for eternity, siphoning a drop of that ineffable other, that force beyond god into Punitive Damnation. Sonic invocations like ‘Miserwolf’ and ‘Time Terror’ will consume you, enthral you and carve open your soul. This is black metal at its most powerful, most imaginative, most unnerving best.
Three years ago Dialogues From Beyond, Phlegeton’s first LifeLost offering stunned reviewers around the world with its depth and intensity, Ave Noctum branding it “the manifestation of something inhuman” in their 9/10 assessment. With Punitive Damnation Phlegeton has walked further into the realms of the unknown, unlocked more doors that were never meant to be opened, and called out in invitation to the dwellers in the dark. On December 10th Onism Productions will offer you a key, a chance to share in the dreams of Phlegeton. If you should heed their summons then hold tight onto your sanity. Listen for the darkness between the notes, the words behind the words and prepare to shed your skin and lift the scales from your eyes.
“We have such sights to show you...” – Clive Barker, HellraiserGenre: Black Metal
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