Chuck Schuldiner Project

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Inferno - Paradeigma (Phosphenes of Aphotic Eternity)

This record is a monster. The spiraling power of Inferno comes to a head on the avant black metallers new album, Paradeigma (Phosphenes of Aphotic Eternity) this triumphant monstrosity is punishingly heavy and just a bit terrifying. There's a real wall of sound effect here that makes for some compelling listening from a band who unapologetically crack skulls. With gorgeous production and thoughtful compositions, there is something to be said for these black metal masters, and immersing yourself in their blasphemies is a rare treat. 

Paradeigma (Phosphenes of Aphotic Eternity) fascinates because of the depth of the madness unveiled. There's just so many layers to what the band is doing here and it's such a delight to really embrace the craziness of a track like 'Stars Within And Stars Without Projected Into The Matrix Of Time.' What's interesting too is that Inferno do a really excellent job of not straying too far from their black metal roots. That is to say, everything on this release sounds and feels like black metal even as Inferno push the boundaries of what this music can be. The depth of the production is what really makes this work, there's just so much to properly get sink your teeth in. 

Ultimately - this is another masterful record to come out on my favorite black metal label in the world, Debemur Morti. Even at its muddiest moments there is something to be said for the teeth bared madness that Inferno embrace. There is something about this record that feels truly monumental. When you gaze into the odious blackness of Paradeigma (Phosphenes of Aphotic Eternity), this record stares back at you. It's a bitter pill to swallow but one which the devout will ravenously drink from. What more could you want?  

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