In the video you’re about to witness, esoteric undertakings unfold. By candlelight Tarot cards are turned, texts are examined, a potion is made. Under overcast skies a hooded figure with a gnarled staff and inhuman talons staggers through befogged forests. A spade parts the ground, to unearth a buried medallion bearing the pentagram sign.
The words of the song also delve into ancient occult mysteries. As described by the music’s creator, the Costa Rican musician and producer Max Gutierrez Sanchez, here in his guise as Hermès, the sole creator behind Grandiosa Muerte: “”Destino” is an evocation of the ancient knowledge of the Mayan world, intimately linked with the Sacred Fire and where the figure of the Nahuales, spiritual forces that contain and transmit the perfect human being archetype, emerge in an imposing manner.”
More specifically, the lyrics “invoke Nahual Ajpu, the Solar Warrior and Sorcerer, and intermingle it with other incarnations extracted from the Popol Vuh to materialize in a mental preparation ritual before accessing the domains of man, where the music emerges as a continuous flow of melodies and hypnotic rhythms that keeps in the fast lane of rampant ferocity.”
That preview of the music is no exaggeration. In its rampant ferocity, “Destino” is breathtaking in its electrifying power and intensity. Continue reading »