Esoteric (1)

Album Title: 
The Maniacal Vale
Release Date: 
Friday, January 16, 2015
Review Type: 

Just like the magnificent debut album Epistemological Despondency and 2004’s Subconscious Dissolution Into The Continuum, Esoteric’s The Maniacal Vale (also reviewed in this section) gets released on vinyl by superior Doom-label Aesthetic Death. Eternal thanks and gratitude to label owner Stu for sending me this great material.

I do enjoy everything Esoteric in the past, for their sound and approach is unique, just like that. That’s not different with the DCD The Maniacal Vale which was initially released via Season Of Mist from France in 2008. This re-mastered re-issue (remastering taken care of by front-man Greg Chandler) comes in a three-folded edition with an additional carton board, bringing some history facts at the one side, and a beautiful, evidently psychedelic drawing at the other.

About the aural side I will not go to deeply into the matter. Esoteric are protagonists of a very unique Funeral Doom-approach, filled with hallucinogenics and hypnotic twists – but that, of course, is known all over our metalized globe… There are 850 copies available… nope, sorry, there ‘were’ 850 copies around of this triple gatefold (and hand-numbered) re-release, with all seven original tracks nicely divided over six sides (1-1-2-1-1-1).

One more thing: in order to pleasure / satisfy your vinyl-addiction…