Fossilization
He Whose Name Was Long Forgotten


4.0
excellent

Review

by Hellshock USER (1 Reviews)
May 3rd, 2021 | 4 replies


Release Date: 03/21/2021 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The suffocating Jupiterian alter ego that won’t get lost in big brother’s shadow.

Fossilization is the process of turning the dead into a fossil. Fossilization is a project of two members of the Brazilian sludge-doom band Jupiterian, who released one of the best albums of last year – Protosapien. On Protosapien, man was a destroyer, cancer in the world’s womb; on He Whose Name Was Long Forgotten, he’s just an accidental victim of entropy; inanimate fossilized material. Brazilians renounce humanity and cry out for Apocalypse.

Fossilization’s Apocalypse explodes with feverish blastbeats that felt like a breath of air before the inevitable plunge into the sinkholes of sludge-doom. Tremolo guitars and bass gnaw at the rock, and a drum crushes the skulls of human remains spewed up by the soil. Matter becomes energy, energy annihilates matter.

Spatially, the album is directed downwards, like the subsidence of the soil. The funnel of music pulls you to where the Sun is dead, the skin is rotting, and the bones become stone. With each song, you are squeezed more and more, it becomes impossible to breathe. When you can no longer move, your lungs fill with earth to the sound of percussion, the soil digests you while worms are swarming in the rock around you.

«From man to a disformed mass
Devoured
Thrown to the worms
Consumed by the verminous mouth»

And here you are, one of the petrified, blind, and deaf witnesses to the permanent decay of the worlds. With the emptiness of your eye sockets, you gaze into the black horizon, absorb the heat of the poisonous air with your bones, and through the dead ether, you can hear how the Brazilians are clearing the Heavenly City of angels, burning their nests ("with burning feathers, I'll set the skies free"). This is not Schopenhauer's view on death, not an endless cycle of renewal, but the inevitable splitting into molecules, which in the end will also be gone.

Evolution is only an illusion. The one whose name was long forgotten knows that time will erase every ray, dry up every drop and close itself in itself, becoming a figure without shapes and sizes, a flower of screaming emptiness weighing as much as the Universe.


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Ebola
May 3rd 2021


3970 Comments


Great, well-written review, although a little more tangible discussion about the music itself could make it even better. Gotta check this, sounds up my alley

Nocte
Staff Reviewer
May 3rd 2021


14058 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Great review for a first! I do have a few little pointers in the hopes you move forwards and climb the site's ranks!!



--who released one of the best albums of last year – Protosapien.--



I get what you're dong, but generalizations/assumptions like this need to be backed up. You get some points for applying the "general, in my opinion" process here. Mainly, if you're going to be so bold - back yourself up.



--On Protosapien, a man was a destroyer, cancer in the world’s womb--



On Protosapien, *man was a destroyer,



a little more tangible discussion about the music itself could make it even better {2]



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Hellshock
May 3rd 2021


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks, guys. I appreciate your opinion. I'm not an English speaker, so there may be mistakes in the review, but without making mistakes there will be no growth. As for the fact that I haven't written much about the music itself: I just think that in our time to listen to music you need two taps on your smartphone. There is no need for song descriptions to decide whether to spend your money on vinyl because everything is already at hand in digital format. So I focused on how to convey the mood and interest the reader. But you're right, need a balance here.

combustion07
May 5th 2021


8280 Comments


Good review man! I've yet to hear this band so I'm definitely gonna give it a listen! Sounds right up my alley



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