Thantifaxath - Hive Mind Narcosis CD


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Thantifaxath's second full-length Hive Mind Narcosis is not only a giant leap for the band but also for contemporary extreme metal as a whole. From it's very first notes, there is a feeling of transcendence beyond genre, beyond it's scene and peers. Previously dubbed avant-garde black metal, Thantifaxath surpasses such mundane press tags, instead conjuring forth an expansive, discordant, and mind-altering brew that's never just black, thrash, death, or doom metal psychedelia. Recorded entirely in-house by the band, the band has tailored their sound to crushing perfection-a production so immense the listener daren't move until the bitter end. Just like it's music, Hive Mind Narcosis is a lyrical blend of two mutually conflicting ideals: "The album has two levels working in dichotomy with one another. On one level there is a strong resistance to something, and on the other, there is a total acceptance of that same thing. Beyond that, we leave it open to your interpretation." In every truly pioneering band's career, there is a moment when they set themselves apart from the pack and become an island. For Thantifaxath, Hive Mind Narcosis is that album-an unholy Canadian grail of contemporary black metal, due out via Dark Descent Records. The cover art for Hive Mind Necrosis features the Francisco Goya painting "Witches' Flight" (1798) on license from Museo Nacional del Prado.