holy shit this thing pulls you in and won't let go! Like one of those really bad trips where you mine the depths of despair but accidentally stumble into some forgotten beautiful truth before crashing back to earth. Psychedelic Black Metal. I'm entranced.
Favorite track: Donekonečna v přítomném čase.
"HRŮZA ZVÍTĚZÍ ("horror will prevail") has been created as a monument to death. Not a fantastical death with promises something beyond this world, but the cessation of being which looms at the end of all lives. As I wrote the songs which became HRŮZA ZVÍTĚZÍ, I was obsessed by my own death, constantly fighting off panic attacks relating to dying, and living in a constant suffocating dread. Every section was written with the explicit goal of conveying this dread, while also pushing my own limits as an artist. Retrospectively, I believe this album to have been meditative and liberating for me: much of the anxiety that once plagued me is now enshrined here, forever".
KOSTNATĚNÍ is written, recorded, and mixed by D.L.
Abe Plaut - Trumpet on "Hrůza zvítězí"
S.H. - Noise on "Donekonečna v přítomném čase"
Jacob Buczarski - Drum programming, mixing, mastering
Frank Heiler - Artwork
This album is like staring into a possessed mirror. You see your reflection, it's somewhat human, but in the background, demons are viciously clawing at your back. Definitely going to make my year end list for 2021. Robert C. Kozletsky
Truly unique in its concept and execution, an easy favourite. Those one-note monochords play the stereo field nicely, great use of synths and pads, sparse but efficient vocals. Ritual, droney, occult...what's not to love? Plug in, tune in, drop out. Deadpanist