Enjoy Hayduke’s Top 50 of 2021 list.
Above all, Ruin is a transcendent album in which to lose oneself.
Through the structure of black metal, Yaotl Mictlan bring the listener back to those ancient Mayan times in an incredibly visceral way.
“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.
All of the chaotic brutal beauty (breauty? beautality?) is on display here in Vore yet again.
Just looking at the promo photo and album cover gives you a good idea how these guys are going to sound. They look like the 1980’s.