Ominous keys frame the strange sense of unease rippling through this offering to the spirits of harmony. Pushed behind the theatrically strange vocals, rhythmic riffing adds to the trancelike subtleties of terror swimming like sharks beneath the surface.
The intensity of Zos Ethos cannot be understated. … Let it be the deep experience it’s meant to be.
If the first two tracks don’t spark your interest and you don’t willingly give in to the curiosity that will surely kill the cat, then I don’t what to tell you.
What is really interesting and I’m not sure if it’s just ME, but it feels and sounds really good to restart this album immediately after it finishes.
“Nigraluminiscencia” starts with a second or two of infernal fires crackling until you’re right where the music wants you, disoriented in dissonance and feeling the flames of your inner-hell.
Taken together, the two sides of Theosulphuros have something of a yin yang quality to them – the more structured Precaria, riding herd on the wild nature of Darkness, driving chaos relentlessly forward and the more chaotic ÔROS KAÙ whose wild rhythms reveal a central, mesmeric calm being birthed.
The best way I can describe it (and this falls short of what it really is) is Napalm Death mixed with Cognizant.
It’s ludicrous, anxious fervor that is performed with an unparalleled intensity and crafted proficiency.
Take the time to really let Initiatio seep into your pores. The payoff is so worth it.