This is the album artwork of ‘Phlogiston Catharsis’ printed in A3 size on a thick cotton T-shirt bearing the Transcending Obscurity branding. The artwork has been masterfully made by Synckop (Merzbow, Deafhaven). All sizes are comparatively to the international Gildan brand.
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