Seventeen months ago I posted a track from an album by a band from Minsk, Belarus, named:
Were it not for the copy/paste function, my hands would have been paralyzed trying to type that. My entire body would have become paralyzed if I had attempted to type the full title of the song, or the album title, which consists of a great volume of words and a seemingly endless string of letters. I had no clue what any of it meant, though a comment on our Facebook page at the time explained:
“The name of the record translates to ‘Projecting the singular emission ov the Doctrine ov Absolute and All-Absorbing Evil through the hexahedral prism ov Sîn-Ahhī-Erība upon the hypersurface ov zodiacal arc ov the cosmotechnical order ov paleocontact founders the utterly ancient hypostases ov pre-axes civilizations actuate the resonance transformer ov temporally similar to the eternity ov the future in the towers ov Nwn-Hu-Kek-Amon’s obcervatory embodying the ashes ov Alulim into the ethereal matter to the west ov exoplanet PSRB 1620-26b'”.
Thankfully, the title of the new release by… let’s just call them Eximperitus… is far briefer, though no less cryptic: W2246-0526. It will be discharged on October 20, and today we’re helping spread the word about a new lyric video for one of the new songs — also far briefer in its title: “Deshret“.
I confess that I had the chance to pose some questions to Eximperitus in an effort to uncloak some of the mysteries surrounding the band’s linguistic conventions and conceptual creations, but I squandered the opportunity. Just too damned busy. I guess I could have just fired off a single question: “What do it all mean?!?”
But maybe the answer to such a broad question would have revealed the purpose of human existence and what comes after, and what’s the fun in that? Anyway, I’m an idiot and I failed to send any questions. However, I did discover this explanation for the band’s name from their Facebook page:
“An author’s individual agglutinative neologism. In it’s creation there were used some Latin, Ancient Egyptian, Akkadian and Sumerian terms of the Chaosatanic tradition. It entirely reveals the unutterable name of the antiuniverse. When divided into fragments, it creates the magic spell of the formless Lords of the prior Darkness.”
Where was I?
Oh yeah, the new song, the one named “Deshret“. The lyrics (voiced in a deep, monstrous roar) are in English this time, which makes them somewhat less mysterious to a mono-linguistic creature such as myself, but only somewhat. I detect references to the Red Crown of Lower Egypt, as well as ancient deities and esoteric philosophies, but there is still mystery in these conjurations.
And there is an air of the esoteric and the occult in the music as well — which is a form of absolutely immense, dissonant, soul-shivering death metal. The melodies are poisonous, the blaring chords hint at derangement, the fluid solo sears the mind, and a feeling of looming menace and appalling destruction hangs over the song. The drumwork alone is enough to leave you fractured and gasping.
W2246-0526 is available for pre-order now, on CD and digital, via the links below:
Eximperitus on Facebook: