A growing Void…
Over the last decade, few entities have subjected the feeble human to such a plethora of dreadful expressions turned into audial flesh like Faceless Entity. Almost five years after ‘In Via Ad Nusquam’, the journey towards nothingness whispers a new conjuration, a cold catacomb of Death and misery over five brooding tomes.
From the very first moments of ‘The Great Anguish of Rapture’, a slice of torturous riffing breaks the eerie silence, a miasma of sonic despair alongside a pulse of funereal drumming lurking as an aghast corpse creeping its polluted body in dread and disgust.
As a cold fog of electrical guitar ecstasy sweeps through the blinding mist, the screams of the dead are manifested by a deluge of demented wails slashing like rusty bloody razors. The air gets gradually filled with a density and shivering oppression, the impending Death growing in strength and might into physical form, haunting our very core as we face the Void in horror and wonder.
A trance-like state is induced by the long blistering mantras, recreating the anguish of the uttermost ghastly abyss, ever dynamic, ever rapturing, as Faceless Entity reaches the zenith of its haunting existence with supreme songwriting and the highest bent to evoke absolute terror with the most enticing and befitting sonic quality the band as captured to date.
As these forty minutes of sinister, ominous Black Metal reach its conclusion, we are left in awe and crazed delight with the crushing witnessing of our rotting existence. Through this, the mourning of the dead and the living continues…
To be unleashed by Argento Records on Vinyl & CD, and by The Throat on Cassette.
(Text by Mário Souto)