XORESTH - VORTEX OF DESOLATION - GRIMM
The band's label describes this Turkey-based band as "funeral doom metal." We disagree. The band is barely, if at all, metal.
This album with three tracks on it can best be described as a cross between Pan.Thy.Monium, the soundtrack for Blade Runner, the soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odyssey and being caught at a specially bad time in the stomach of a whale somewhere deep in the ocean.
With each track being near or longer than ten minutes one can surmise what the nature of the band is. The album mostly forgoes riffs, structure and certainly chorus and vocals in favour of sound effects and atmosphere. Unbelievably enough a lyric sheet is included suggesting there are actual words being spoken here. Xoresth is certainly something different than the usual, but is it metal and is it hard enough for the average metal fan? - Ali "The Metallian"