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Sacramental Death Qualia


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hatepolice Mikael Akerfeldt always said he wanted to make a black metal Opeth record, and it took a band from San Antonio to make it fucking happen. This isn't just an Opeth ripoff as many will have you believe. This is darker, more menacing, and more cerebral offering with black metal influence and plenty of eye searing blast beats, frantic guitar work, and buttery bass lines. Favorite track: Spoils Vultured Upon Sole Deletion.
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VUKARI Progressive death metal monster. There is nuance and originality just pouring out all over. Terrific writing all the way through. Killer album. Favorite track: Spoils Vultured Upon Sole Deletion.
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last vinyl before doomsday I'm a simple woman. I see a new release by I, Voidhanger, I listen. HAUNTER Is no exception in the label's fantastic catalog: it's experimental, unusual, interesting and above all, sounds great. At times evoking 'Orchid' era Opeth, the album is progressive, technical, blackened death metal.
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Tyler Brooks Haunter's best work yet. Cant be categorized by any one genre. Just listen to it.
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ObsidianGhoul Haunter manage to do what so many other bands fail to do successfully, which is take their Opeth influence and incorporate it in a way that doesn't copy but rather takes key elements and explores those elements in their own manner. Some gorgeous musical passages, instrumental and beyond. One of my favorite bands and one of my favorite releases of the year!
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Death & Technology Oh hey, somebody cloned Mikael Akerfeldt and installed him in a real death metal band. These dudes play progressive and cavernous death with excellent composition and restraint, and I can't help but wonder if this would be Opeth if they hadn't committed to a slow descent into lame 70s worship. Truly masterful songwriting that knows when to blast and when to step back into thoughtful acoustic reveries. Highly recommended. Favorite track: Subversion of a Heathen Tongue.
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Impetus - Motivation, felled Dragging its directionless limbs Fickle and feeble Still leading; that of an oaf Catalyst - The first gleams of light Breach the threshold of the horizon Onto barren soil Dusty and overgrown weeds Unquenched, fragility visible in the cracks Arms embossed with torrent Momentum propelled in agony Genesis of an age of sacrament Bore no fruit as without self-realization Self-delusion in ‘pilgrimage' Incendiary pathways presented Incalculable thus innumerable Thine vestibule arrives Terrestrial; below sentience Permeating the imaginal Far beyond the lateral knowledge Poisoned with the virus of modernity Luster - engram ad infinitum Shapes subsisting in spirit Blueprint of inner cosmogony Writhed in distance The initial inch toward the infinite journey One travelled before. Consistently in ancient histories A conclusion and encapsulation A duplication of what has been before A sacrament unto your own purification This cleansing, one that is home
In an ominous expanse Arid winds, carrying dense dust, ash, and bone Afar resounds, a stark call Sinews to a grand cacophony Enveloped in mirages stumbled In the sunken sands Restless spirits guided by the resonance Seeking its essence Provenance of the decree Assumption of command left to a vacant heir Parched and clawing for that bitter ale The whole truth’s essence diminishes Clutched in the vice's grip Ego-driven; zealous fantasy Phantasmagoria How many times have you Imbibed, Ingested Numb the esoteric with exoteric Stimulation with exaltation Overfed; you will collapse On your vice-laden altar Desacralization of the vessel Corroding the soul Solidifying the illusory
Abdication 07:43
Praxis! Chthonic manifestations Vibrating in the flesh - Bound to lunar calendars Guiding the hand, That which asphyxiates; Behold this Extinguishing of sentience Instinct ad imaginal Obscene augory Blood-spilling vanity, luxury and extravagance Personified in primordial lust You are privy to a great becoming You rightly tremble Ye who oppose me - Maimed and lacerated Symphonies of bone severance Grin-inducing euphoric shiver Trepanate, sprinkle lead you on your throne A Judas cradle You are privy to a great coming Subversion of a heathen tongue The primitive substance that manifests The perfidies of centrifugal cogency
An accumulation reinforced Dilute of subjugation The defeatist’s requisition Denied the qualia of severance A sacramental death Accounted for on your behalf Capsuled in the form of desecrated shrine Hexed beyond the seizure of the functional universe In the lapse of the volatility The intimate dwelling of this Entropic repression of deletion As I held myself to a lower rung To the deafening hammers of decay Promulgating the edge And the boundary of sentience And consciousness By the grace of the old ones Mirage of omniscience To relapse volatility And forget my undoing This thought invoking conflict Whether death heals all wounds The defeatist’s requisition Denied the qualia of severance A sacramental death Accounted for on your behalf




12"LP GATEFOLD (incl. Digital Download)
• Limited to 200 pcs
• 140gr. Marbled Transparent Blue Vinyl
• 350gr. gatefold sleeve, 5mm spine
• Black inner sleeve
• Outer plastic sleeve

DIGIPACK CD (incl. Digital Download)
• Limited to 300 pcs
• Deluxe 6-Panel Digipack
• Booklet with Lyrics

Based in Texas and active since 2013, HAUNTER have diligently permeated their way into the metal underground due to their intense live activity and body of work. Their releases include the acclaimed full-length debut, “Thrinodίa” (2016) and splits with Crawl, Sovereign and Black Vice. Indomitable with a maturity, aggression and complexity, “Sacramental Death Qualia” is the expected step forward in terms of both expressivity and personality. This release is going to impose them on the same audience of bands like Gorguts, Immolation and early Opeth: bands that become reminiscent throughout the album.

Mastered by Brendan Sloan (Convulsing), “Sacramental Death Qualia” is a true experience of conscience's awakening; a progressive album where the unrelenting violence of death metal and the obscurity of black metal are sewn together by mind-bending, complex arrangements that are the epitome of change. HAUNTER's compositions constantly morph and evolve with never ending creativity, chasing forms at the same time ferocious and elegant, destructive and gentle. Acoustic passages of ethereal beauty, where delicate guitars draw melancholic and autumnal melodies counterbalance the band's untamable fury during the most frenetic moments.

Elijah Tamu's (Abyssal, Temple Nightside, Panegyrist) visionary cover painting enriches an album of great emotional power that impacts the eyes with the same intensity as “Sacramental Death Qualia.”


released September 13, 2019

Bradley Tiffin - Guitar, Bass, Keys, Vocals
Enrique Bonilla - Guitar
Mark Cruz - Drums

Enrique Bonilla and Bradley Tiffin - Lyrics

Wesley Powers - Drum Production
Bradley Tiffin - Producer, Mixing
Brendan Sloan - Mastering
Elijah Tamu - Cover Artwork
Oscar Moreno - Photography
Simon Santana - Artwork
Clutching Sanity - Artwork
Abriel Carpio - Artwork
Francesco Gemelli - Art Direction and Layout

Bradley Tiffin
Mark Cruz
Marcos Montez
Enrique Bonilla
Cat. Nr. IVR117

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