SUTEKH HEXEN "empyräisch" LP
vendetta records # 69
released December 29, 2014
“In ancient cosmologies and, also, in Aristotelian philosophy, the empyrean denoted a topography of fire and aether, one which functioned as a space in the highest heaven and as a dwelling-place for God.
Sutekh Hexen, using the German adjectival form for empyrean, revisit the content from “Ordo Advesarial: Daemons: Shadows” reshaping the presentation of the album. Spanning thirty minutes, “Empyräisch” gazes up to the firmament subsumed by flames to create their own source of light and matter. Vestiges of times past are presented here."
Every time I listen to "Become" I find something new to love that I didn't notice before. This release makes you work for your reward but it's plenty worth it. "Become" is what made me a fan of Sutekh Hexen in the first place, and I'm glad to finally own this beautiful tape. Vincent (@stealsmokedfish)
KENTUCKY is a stunning display of musicianship and political messaging. Panopticon blends technical black metal with stirring labor-first messages and, though this album was released in 2014, it's still harshly relevant. If any genre needs an infusion of leftist messaging, it's black metal, and this album should be seen as one of the standard-bearers. aaroncsimon
Title translates to something like “The beginning of the apocalypse”. What puzzles me given the top-notch quality of previous releases is that they call this one the first actual, non-demo album – imagine, say, Paysage d’Hiver releasing an ‘album’ after two decades of genre-defining masterworks. Final