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Return To Annihilation


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In the dawn our monuments dissolved Every tower and pyramid Deconsecrated In a landscape of pure echo In islands of light Ruinless and Unmarred
This is a visitation from the wrath of heaven
a. "Into one Light" What separates Inside from outside The Dwelling Place Unrest Petrified In Silence Of Divine Accord In the law Of Ruins Toward the Sky Into One Light Holy c. "All Mineral in Upheaval" Obelisk of our Desert All Mineral in Upheaval Noctambulism
Basalt Elations Beneath Empyrean A Bituminous Vision Of Feudal Ruins In a Gallery of Mirrors In a Passage of Panoramas The Purgation of our Trace Lustrations to the End
a. "Isostasy" A humid incandesence Illumines this universal clamor Still and Glowering In Fugitive Shadows Toward the sublime mantle A Return to Annihilation A Return to Rheology Worship at the felled altar of Isostasy d: "In Felsic Splendor" Resurrection of our Felsic Splendor Eternity in the midst Of Profound Dusk Projected Endlessly through this void As a veil As an aura As an apparition To awaken the world from its dream of itself


Chicago’s blackened noise geniuses LOCRIAN spent the second half of 2012 crafting ‘Return To Annihilation’, their Relapse debut. Locrian have been creating their own brand of epic noise drone for close to a decade, but ‘Return To Annihilation’ is the culmination of their sound. Equal parts black metal, noise and drone, LOCRIAN’s ‘Return To Annihilation’ is a terrifyingly beautiful vision of bright menace. The soundtrack of the bright white lights we’ll all see before the very end of days.


released June 23, 2013

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LOCRIAN Chicago, Illinois

Locrian was formed in late 2005 by André Foisy and Terence Hannum. Allmusic has described the band as an ”eclectic mixture of black metal, electronics, drone and noise rock”. The band have identified krautrock and '90s death metal as influences as well. ... more

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