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Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L.

Absu

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
December 1st, 1993
Catalog ID:
Extreme and Obscure Conjurations 001
Label:
Gothic Records
Format:
CD
Limitation:
900 copies
Reviews:
6 reviews (avg. 78%)
1. An Involution of Thorns 03:08   Show lyrics
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2. Descent to Acheron (Evolving into the Progression of Woe) 04:33   Show lyrics
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3. An Equinox of Fathomless Disheartenment 03:13   Show lyrics
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4. The Thrice Is Greatest to Ninnigal 05:00   Show lyrics
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5. Infinite and Profane Thrones 06:20   Show lyrics
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6. Fantasizing to the Third of the Pagan Vision (Quoth the Sky, Nevermore Act II) 05:27   Show lyrics
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7. An Evolution of Horns 03:09   Show lyrics
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Band members
Shaftiel Guitars, Vocals
Lord Equitant Alastor Bass, Effects, Lyrics (tracks 2, 5)
Black Massith Keyboards, Samples
Emperor Proscriptor Magikus Vocals, Drums, Lyrics (tracks 1-7)
Daviel Athron Mysticia Guitars
Miscellaneous staff
Timothy Phillips Cover Illustration
James Bland Photography
Brian McCurry Percussive Engineering
Daniel Brown Engineering, Mastering
Equitant Ifernain Logo, Additional artwork
Shaftiel Guitars, Vocals
Lord Equitant Alastor Bass, Effects, Lyrics (tracks 2, 5)
Black Massith Keyboards, Samples
Emperor Proscriptor Magikus Vocals, Drums, Lyrics (tracks 1-7)
Daviel Athron Mysticia Guitars
Timothy Phillips Cover Illustration
James Bland Photography
Brian McCurry Percussive Engineering
Daniel Brown Engineering, Mastering
Equitant Ifernain Logo, Additional artwork
Read Close to perfection! 95% dismember_marcin January 29th, 2014
Read Decent, if a little overstated 70% Guanacosine January 30th, 2013
Read A quaint mixture of death... 80% MacMoney January 14th, 2011
Read Underrated 83% shantanupatni1991 February 19th, 2009
Read ...And the beast is born 63% mexrap September 2nd, 2008
Read Dark Beginnings for Absu... 75% eerie_noctular October 14th, 2005

The full name of this release is "Barathrum: Visita Interiora Terræ Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem", which is an alchemical motto that translates to "Visit the interior of the earth and purifying you will find the hidden stone", and refers to a process of internal spiritual purification.

Original CD by Gothic Records was limited to 900 copies and didn't feature either the band's logo, or the album's title on it. However there is also Gothic Records version with the album title on the front cover.
Picture LP limited to 800 copies (200 copies including a shirt and a patch) released in 2004 by Bestial Onslaught Productions.

Reissued in 1994 by Osmose with different cover artwork. Reissued again in 1997 in a digipack with the original artwork and three bonus tracks:
8. The Coming of War (Live in Belgium, April 21, 1995)
9. The Thrice Is Greatest to Ninnigal (Live in Germany, April 26, 1995)
10. Never Blow Out the Eastern Candle (Live in Belgium, April 21, 1995)

Warning - Osmose CD presses dating from February 2001 and later may contain a copy-protection method which renders the CD completely unreadable in PCs and certain modern Hi-Fi systems. This isn't indicated anywhere on the packaging.

Re-released again 24 Jan 2011 by The Crypt as a 3LP box set ltd. to 500 copies (200 black, 300 red/black marbled), two gatefold sleeves, original cover art posters and booklet, 180-gram vinyl.

The band recorded promotional video, which contains three songs: An Involution of Thorns, Fantasizing to the Third of the Pagan Vision and An Evolution of Horns. Its length is 11:40, almost drawn up as a short movie with open and end credits.

Recording information:

Produced by Absu and Gothic Records. Executive production by Osmose Productions. Recorded during the 1993 Prime Equinox somewhere in Texas.
All music written and composed by Absu.

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