Lotus Thief – Gramarye
Izdavač: Prophecy Productions
Lotus Thief surprised me quite a bit. Their new album Gramarye even more.
As a years-long metal elitist I have not listened to the genre called post-rock so much. So I gave a listen to some of the bands and after a minutes-long battle I admitted myself that I like it. A bit.
But I needed something heavier, and lo and behold, there came Lotus Thief. Occult lyrics, emotional heaviness like I’ve never witnessed before, non-cringy female vocals – it’s almost as listening to SubRosa echoing through astral realms.
Magical quality of Gramarye is self evident. You just need to look at the front cover, see the symbolism and power embedded in it. Listen to it an let it guide you to the new realms you couldn’t even imagine before. While a lot of bands started using occult material to promote its self image I have a feeling that this is sincere.
Every album they make is about self exploration. In Rervm, their last album, a lot of themes were concerned with nature of learning, but Gramarye gives the experience and focus on the higher worlds. Themes span several thousand years, from Egyptian Book of the Dead, through Homer’s Odyssey to contemporary works such as Aleister Crowley’s The Book of Lies.
Their music has such quality – a light of being within darkness of it’s inner worlds. Ethereal voice of Iva Toric echoes through infinity, simplicity of guitars provide a scene to behold, and intense drumming shows play a little show for you to experience. Black metal influences are self evident but brought to such perfection and placed with great sense of timing. Ethereal but not monotonous. Dynamics show the way, and your mind will wander on the path they have created.
I suggest you to be completely enveloped in it – this is the music which you’ll like to listen alone while delving into deep introspection. Ideas that can spring into existence inspired with this music are guaranteed to leave you speechless.
And the music itself? Oh, it will leave a never sating hunger for more. Listen to it on their bandcamp below: