Xasthur / Telepathic with the Deceased
Album: Telepathic with the Deceased   Collection:General
Artist:Xasthur   Added:Oct 2004
Label:Moribund Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-11-08 Pull Date: 2005-01-10 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Jan 2 Dec 19 Nov 28 Nov 14
Airplays: 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 05, 2013: Deathcrush
Murdered Echoes of the Mind
4. Dec 17, 2004: SomeOfTheBestOf 2004-First Headsmashin' Goodness
A Walk Beyond Utter Blacknes
2. May 30, 2009: lost and found
Drown Into Eternal Twilight
5. Nov 25, 2004: The Person Who Stole My Bike Will Die a Horribly Painful Death
Cursed Revelations
3. Dec 31, 2004: Hail To The Past, Move Towards The Future
Cursed Revelations
6. Nov 11, 2004: Popular Enough To Be Different
May Your Void Become As Deep

Album Review
Justin Davisson
Reviewed 2007-08-05
Xasthur, like fellow Californians Leviathan, Crebain and Draugar - is a one-man, highly original black metal master of mayhem. Xasthur is Malefic who seems rather influened by the early works of Burzum (minus Varg’s stupid ideology).

The vocals here become yet another instrument. They come off super-distorted yet something to marvel at within the total sound of this album. It’s pretty creepy sounding stuff. Whatever you do, DO NOT go on walk alone late at night whilst listening to this CD - it will could horrify your soul permanently.

((((1)))) Creepy yet majestic ambience, sounding a bit like something off of the Cold Meat Industries label. Something like (old) Mortiis meets In Slaughter Natives.
((2)) Hornet’s nest-like buzzing guitars, waves of distant pained vocals, the drums are a singular unit thudding along in a constant wave of nothingness. This one isn’t good minus aside from the dedication to utterly insane repetition.
((((3)))) Strange floating bass lines that don’t even match the speedy guitar & drumming tempos. The bass almost sounds like the Cocteau Twins. The crux is more distant vocals with a varied riffing all of which are done rather well.
(((((4))))) Straight-ahead blackend orcish doom, totally, bleak hopeless stuff that's worth the "voidward".
((((5)))) Epic piece with mellow ambient intro then a nice slow march ‘ala (S.F.’s cult BM band) Weakling with fucked up “unholy lurking beast” vocals amongst bit of evoking feedback and washes of noisy guitars.
(((((6)))))) Slow, strange off-kilter tempos. Desolate & beautiful repetitive. The last two minutes are sheer “minimalist metal” brilliance Lose yourself in this one---NOW!
((((7)))) Slow, creeping grimness from some other hellish realm. Great & catchy (yes, catchy) bleak doomy riffing ‘ala Ved Budes Ende, Blut Aus Nord.
((((8)))) Amazing, creepy atmospheric etheral darkness wicked spoken & growling, rumbling vocals mixed together.
(((((9))))) Absolutely beautiful levels of desparation & misery! Slowwww doomed, epic waves despodency. HUGELY recommended if you like ANY form of dark music.
((((10)))) Sullen, waves of neo-classic somber expressions. In the darkend field of Arcana, old Mortiis and In The Nursery.

Track Listing
1. Entrance to Nothingness   6. A Walk Beyond Utter Blacknes
2. Slaughtered Useless Being in   7. Cursed Revelations
3. Abyssmal Depths Are Flooded   8. Drown Into Eternal Twilight
4. May Your Void Become As Deep   9. Murdered Echoes of the Mind
5. Telepathic with the Deceased   10. Exit