S.E.K.H. | Acéphale & Arkhé Tenebre LP
2021 VINYL RELEASE: first time ever on vinyl - black vinyl inside black matte sleeve flooded black inside and with metallic silver print.
Formed by MS (Suspiral) and AT (Black Earth, Suspiral), Spanish industrial black metal-noise mystifiers S.E.K.H. create an asphyxiating sonic delirium in which hallucinatory soundscapes, dissonant guitars, and oppressive electronics submerge the listener into a dismal and dissociative transfiguration of themselves. Through their soul-consuming music S.E.K.H. offer a conceptual exploration of Bataille´s notion of subversion and the embracement of the abyss. S.E.K.H.´s subversive ordeal casts a beheaded conjuration unveiling the altered states of mankind’s desolation, with the mangled atmospherics and psychosis-inducing compositions acting as a surreal soundtrack to this abhorrent philosophical spell. A sonic torment which while proudly hermetic and at times even puzzling in its grotesque abstractions, is also exquisitely refined and highly evocative, reminiscent of the sounds of other equally hallucinatory and experimental black metal entities like Mysticum, Diapsiquir, Blut Aus Nord or Leviathan, although with its unique aberrant approach to the genre.
Acéphale & Arkhé Tenebre is and extremely curated limited edition double cassette compilation containing both S.E.K.H.´s previously self-released and long sold out debut EP Acéphale from 2018, and the brand new and until now unreleased Arkhé Tenebre EP. Both EPs were recorded during different improvisation sessions in the summer solstices of 2017 and 2018 respectively, and conjoined, the two releases offer the first accomplished and complete look into S.E.K.H.´s wretched and twisted world of abhorrent industrial black metal deconstructionism.