Esoteric (2)

Album Title: 
Subconscious Dissolution Into The Continuum
Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Review Type: 

Since I think that Esoteric are one of the most unique Doom bands on Mater Terra, I was enormously pleased to notice that some of their older releases have been put on vinyl, though being in limited editions only. This goes, for example, for Subconscious Dissolution Into The Continuum (those titles… J - oops, did I put a smiley right here???). For more than two decades these guys both torture and satisfy undersigned’s (big) ears and (even bigger) brain, and I do still consider their debut Epistemological Despondency as a classic for the worldwide (Funeral) Doom scene. But as said, this review deals with Subconscious …

This album was the band’s fourth full album, originally released in 2004 via France’s Season Of Mist, about one year after it was finished. I will not go too deeply into this subject, for everyone who calls himself a ‘fan’ of (Funeral) Doom / Doom-Death Metal surely has all Esoteric-releases. Aesthetic Death (who else??? – thanks Stu!!!) have put this material on vinyl in a 2-LP 12” edition, limited to 400 copies only (and since I have one, there are only 399 left, so you need to hurry up…) (they did the same for Esoteric’s debut Epistemological Despondency and The Maniacal Vale; since I got the latter, this one had been reviewed too, evidently – check out the update of December 13th 2015). It’s a double-folded edition with about the very same lay-out, done on black vinyl, and with an additional carton inlay that contains a picture and a quote from the CD’s booklet (the quote: ‘subconscious unravels at the point of death and all time it has known erupts into a moment; as time extinguishes us, so we become it’). One (lengthy!) piece on each side…

No further comment, only one addition: in order to buy this piece!