After years from the actual recordings of their first opus, VIII are back with a new astonishing record, something fresh which marks a deep evolution in the band's sound.
Mesmerizing and intense, "Decathexis" is going to mark a brand new era for the Italian band.
Decathexis is the regression stage in which the patient detaches from reality by losing interest in everything.
This what the band says about the new work and concept behind it:
"Terminally ill, eroded by an existence condemned from birth as the son of a gangrenous uterus. The protagonist in this concept album suddenly awakes in a decadent reality. Creeping maggots and ruin's dust mark the passing of time, like grains in an hourglass.
Feeding in decomposition and walking slowly a path towards the Void, the protagonist craves for freedom and true liberation."
Like compendium of humanity, VIII channel in a unique experience the high thoughts of philosophers and authors such as Nietzche, Cioran, Caraco and Bataille and explain:
"As metastasis devouring every cell of a dying organism, we found in nihilism "the noose" to hang ourselves, releasing the true Self from rottenness."
We do believe this 3 tracks, almost 50 minutes long, new full-length album will be a highlight of the Black Metal Underground this year. Taking full hands from the band first album's sound, "Decathexis" is an amazing journey through stages of decay. Merging Black Metal and groovier doomy parts with jazzy and ambient/industrial soundscapes, the band has created something really unique and highly impressive.