Grave Ekstasis

by Irkallian Oracle

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Matthew Toye
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Matthew Toye Irkallian Circle are unyielding in their ability to just crush you. They play slow and methodical like making sure you get a bruise from every note. Favorite track: Iconoclasm.
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Spinebrain Heavily influenced by Portal yet crushing and ominous in its own way. Let the cold autumn breeze in... Favorite track: Ekstasis.
espen sperrevik
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espen sperrevik A GREAT ALBUM.! Brutal Doom/Death.Listen to it manny times whit.A lot of ditails beheind the wall of brutal gitars and growling Favorite track: Ekstasis.
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Terror-Billy Black Doom/Death. The first track is pure punishment - and there are two tracks almost twice as long as the opener to come afterword. I never tire of putting on this crushing display of death metal trance and disgust. Doom v. Blast !! Favorite track: Absentia Animi.
Michael Hojjatie
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Michael Hojjatie Thick and heavy without exactly fitting any label. Goes from slow and crushing to fast and searing on a moment's notice. You've heard all the hype, now get you some! Favorite track: Iconoclasm.
Dean Vincent
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Dean Vincent It seems I will be spending the first part of 2014 still catching up with all the great stuff that 2013 churned out like a relentless machine. Irkallian Oracle play that squally, squidy and chaotic DM that Aevangelist and Portal do so well. Once you have fallen into the dark and murky pace of "Grave Ekstasis" there is very little in the way of escape for you as it attaches itself to you like a virus seeking out your pores. Favorite track: Iconoclasm.
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Ekstasis 08:38
Iconoclasm 12:47
Dispersion 07:13



One of the releases that garnered the most attention in 2013 was Irkallian Oracle’s “Grave Ekstasis” tape. Released on Kristian Olsson’s obscure tape label, Bolvark, the tape quickly sold out as word spread regarding the quality of both the music and aesthetics of this exceptional release. Never intended to be treated as a “demo” in the traditional sense, “Grave Ekstasis” is an overture to Irkallian Oracle’s continued descent into the nether regions of the spirit. It was conceived of and executed as a cohesive project and meant to be released and regarded as an album – a thematically and sonically complete exploration of the concepts around which the project revolves. The esoteric Death Metal played by Irkallian Oracle superbly reflects the interwoven traditions of Death and Black metal with the arcane ritualistic nature of the latter subsumed within the physically oppressive structure of the former. Considering this is the first release from this band, it seems obvious that Irkallian Oracle is poised to assume a stature commensurate with other similarly oriented bands such as Dead Congregation and Necros Christos. The lyrical and conceptual framework of Irkallian Oracle is equally impressive – the depth of the non-musical content on this recording requires particularly intense immersion to fully apprehend. Due to the praise immediately heaped upon it, the “Grave Ekstasis” tape sold out rapidly. Thus, when NWN! approached the band about working together in the future, the logical first step was to release “Grave Ekstasis” on vinyl and cd for wider distribution as Irkallian Oracle prepares for it’s next highly anticipated album.


released February 11, 2014


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