This is an 8-panel digipak of the latest P.H.O.B.O.S. full length that has been beautifully designed by Synckop (Merzbow, Deafhaven). Make sure to get this album on physical format as the theme is breathtaking.
Dark and hypnotic, P.H.O.B.O.S.‘s much awaited full length after their split with Blut Aus Nord and a standalone EP titled ‘श्मशान काली’ is genre-bending exercise for the French band. ‘Phlogiston Catharsis’ contains eight tracks of highly atmospheric industrial-tinged black/doom metal that are both visceral as well as sonically compulsive. These throbbing, sludgy tunes are atavistic in their heaviness but at the same time forward-thinking in their expression. Taking the best elements of black and doom metal, they concoct a form of music that possibly no other band can claim rights to. Their sound is singular, ominous and game-changing. It’s the soundtrack of impending doom.
frederic sacri > distortion / keys / pulse / vox
mani ann-sitar > distortion / keys / vox
magnus larssen > subs / infras / lines / pulse