Bestia Arcana manifests their sound from nightmares. From the minute it starts, you're sucked into a terror you can't escape until the last track plays out. Then you'll want to start it all over again.
Favorite track: Cup of Babylon.
We are delighted to give deserved re-exposure to one of the finest records lurking in the underground: the debut album of BESTIA ARCANA, a deep eschatological epic created by Naas Alcameth (NIGHTBRINGER/AKHLYS) alongside current and ex-members of NIGHTBRINGER.
Recorded 2008 and originally released in 2011 by Daemon Worship Productions, To Anabainon ek tes Abyssu ("He who will rise from the Abyss”) features a still cutting-edge hybrid of chaotic, bombastic black metal and suffocating dark ambience infused with all-pervading endtime theology.
Like a stately melding of EMPEROR, PENDERECKI and LUSTMORD, this is the sound of adversarial visions from Giger floating in occult meditation above death, detritus and post-industrial ruin. BESTIA ARCANA are a sorely overlooked touchstone in both the dissonant and deep-space black metal canons.
This re-release retains the intriguing original cover courtesy of Worthless Endeavors but with an otherwise completely new layout, and will be available on digipack CD/digital.
supported by 30 fans who also own “To Anabainon ek tes Abyssu”
"Then arose the Great Dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and the garden was made desolate"
"This is Leviathan, the crooked serpent"
This kind of badassery is all over the album. Together with an unforgiving storm of drumming and a torent of guitars makes for a great album.
The 3rd dark ambient track isn't really my cup of tea. But the rest of the album fills in that void. rizendoekie