Before hearing a single note I was magnetized by the brilliant title of Gexerott’s new album, Hallucinetic Violet Ignition, and the equally attention-seizing and entirely complementary cover art. Together they kindle intrigue while simultaneously creating an otherworldly chill, the first hints of danger swathed in violet allure. It turns out that the danger blooms in the music, in blood-freezing and mind-altering ways.
This new album is Gexerott’s third, and in it they continue to follow an occult spiritual path, translating ceremonies and epiphanies with roots in chaos-gnosis. The music is fundamentally black metal, but takes a visionary form that is genuinely unearthly, and deeply sinister in ways that may leave you feeling shaken, and maybe even poisoned. That is certainly true of the song we’re premiering today in advance of the album’s April 18 co-release by Satanath Records and Exhumed Records.
The words of “Inseminated” tell a tale of a fractured mind, a terrifying narrative of a protagonist who has become a host for the black seeds of horrifying powers… seeds that have grown into things that are beginning to painfully hatch within him.
The music is every bit as hallucinatory and disturbing as you might imagine from that narrative. It morphs and mutates in unexpected but persistently unnerving ways, incorporating ringing guitars and gothic voices, seething riffs and voracious snarls, jolting chords and neck-slugging drums, maniacally darting fretwork and blistering percussion, unhinged cries and blood-curdling screams, droning undertows and exotically glinting arpeggios, slowly slithering melodies that ooze sickness, and bouts of boiling derangement.
It’s not a pleasant experience, but it is a transfixing and even seductive one, and it’s hard not to admire both the devotion and the ingenious craftsmanship that brought it about. Steel your nerves and press play:
The releasing labels add this further preview of the music: “Gexerott’s musical manifestation has no intention or goal in any form to sound like a specific band or genre even though there are similarities with aesthetic forms of bands like Acherontas, Hetroertzen, Ascension and other (sub)conscious black light followers.”
The album is available for pre-order now, and we’re also including a stream of the previously released track, “EgoKinesis“.
02. Hallucinetic Violet Ignition
03. Ain Soph
07. Threshold Of Crystal Maze
08. Ain Soph Aur
Length – 37:35