Esoteric   Esoteric Emotions - The Death of Ignorance
Release Date: 1993

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3.0 goodRoundOnEndHiInMiddle | March 15th 16

Before becoming one of the most well-known and well-rounded funeral doom bands, Esoteric was playing an extremely heavy version of the delicate funeral doom they'd perfect on later records, bordering on death-doom metal. This, their first demo, is an hour and fifteen minutes of very depressing, very smothering death-doom, and despite some shoddy work with the vocals and some long-winded numbers, it's quite good. There isn't much in the way of melody here, but when it shows up, it really does, like in the opening minutes of "Eyes Of Darkness". The atmosphere is hollow and constant, but it doesn't hit home as much due to the recording quality of the demo. The vocals are very good when there are no effects done to them, but are actually kind of grating and irritating with them. Mostly, though, it's just monolithic, slow-burning death-doom. It is admirable that there is variety to be found in the songs themselves, but the moments are far between each other. They're just working out the kinks, and despite that, the demo is pretty decent.


3.0 goodDarkNoctus | April 21st 13

nothing compared to their next two albums but a worthy listen, lacks the refinement in atmosphere


3.0 goodGazAldo | August 5th 17
2.5 averageLeprosy123 | November 26th 16
3.0 goodGodL1ke | September 5th 16
2.5 averagedesecravity | April 5th 16
2.0 poorSuicycoManiac7 | February 22nd 16
2.5 averageDopeFiend88 | November 22nd 14
2.5 averageFrank - the rater of 3.5 | May 30th 14
1.5 very poorNickLizard49 | May 16th 14
3.0 goodCaptainDooRight | January 13th 14
2.5 averageVanSchuldiner | March 30th 13
2.5 averagerobschuldiner1 | March 7th 13
3.0 goodMendigo | July 31st 12
3.5 greatMercenarion | March 18th 12

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