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Solar Paroxysm

by MARE COGNITUM

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Camelus Dromedarius
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Camelus Dromedarius This album epitomizes my issues with much of BM. There's little dynamism at all here. The vocals are mostly long fry screams of the same tone for the entire LP. The bass just doubles the guitars. There's an overuse of double bass and blast beats for the drums. Blast beats for most of an album is technically impressive, but compositionally lazy. A few decent guitar melodies, but only decent. The artist had a few good ideas that he repeated over and over again, rather than fleshing his songs out. Favorite track: Antaresian.
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eledhelvox Listening to the album it feels like you're listening to the Earth as it suffers the disasters portrayed on the album cover. Excellent blending of the audio and visual.
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MetalJazzDnB “So great is the debt we have incurred
So too will we wilt and fade into dust
We'll pay with the ashes of our humanity
And cease to walk upon this earth
And the earth will forget our name”
— Jacob Buczarski Favorite track: Terra Requiem.
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1.
Antaresian 11:16
We have beheld the age when the cosmic sea was filled We have transcribed the formation of constellations Eyes coalesce into oneness With each generation, expanding We have become the archetypes of existence We have understood the purpose of ourselves Visions blessed with permanence Accursed everlasting sentience What has been seen must never be forgotten The wisdom of eternity we carry Into the furthest reaches of the cosmos Far away from our faded, dying suns Immortal memories embraced by time We have beheld the birth of our binary suns We have counted the days before their failing light The tide of life has risen And so too must it fall We have unveiled the harrowing end of our world We have foreseen the devouring of our galaxy And when the light has gone So too will be our memories What has been seen must never be forgotten The wisdom of eternity we carry Into the furthest reaches of the cosmos Far away from our faded, dying suns Immortal memories embraced by time We send our minds into the waves of the cosmic sea Our bodies remain to return to the void As one we defined the purpose of our own existence And we will find what lies beyond this dying world Immortal memories embraced by time…
2.
Frozen in time The shell of a neutron star Collected among The event horizon’s edge Universes connect An edge between two realities Hypersurfaces linked Transforming to codimensions Comingling the traits of paired existences Across a stretch of suspended time Properties pass from one cosmos to the next Macrocosmic aspects replicate and disperse Resplendent emanations Simulacrum transposed New logic is formed Laws of nature transform Time’s anatomy shifts Gravity ceases to exist All constructs All meaning Wiped away In the consummation Transfiguration Divinization Energy disperses Rupturing through the cracks Among the surface Intertwined intrinsic bonds Elements exchanged Through tunneling wormholes Distributing instantly Across the empty expanse Planting the seeds of formations unknown Depictions upon the empty canvas of the cosmos Properties pass from one cosmos to the next Macrocosmic aspects replicate and disperse Resplendent emanations Simulacrum transposed New logic is formed Laws of nature transform Time’s anatomy shifts Gravity ceases to exist All constructs All meaning Wiped away In the consummation Transfiguration Divinization Energy disperses Across the surface This reality is birthed The foundation is laid For creation of future worlds What once was is shattered The shell is cracked and worn To this new reality we submit New logic is formed Laws of nature transform Time’s anatomy shifts Gravity ceases to exist All constructs All meaning Wiped away In the consummation Divinization
3.
The last leaves have fallen The last vine has withered The ocean has boiled for so long Choking our breath with fetid steam We claw for shelter from the heartless sun Which cracks our skin and dries our wells So great is the debt we have incurred So too will we wilt and fade into dust We’ll pay with the ashes of our humanity And cease to walk upon this earth And the earth will forget our name
4.
Corporeal fractures Essence separates Violent transposition Self-observed from above, lingering Communicants, wretched spires Materialize, surround, engulf Great tongues through which Creations are spoken (and thus conceived) Possessing the husk, now lifeless Diminished into anemic sedation Vigor mutates into weakness Life transmutes into energy The light is gleaned, the refuse discarded The radiances collect evermore Vigorous accretion unknown Martyred fragments once threshed Merging, veiled in shadow Returning to past forms Communicants, wretched spires Materialize, surround, engulf Great tongues through which Creations are spoken (and thus conceived) The light is gleaned, the refuse discarded The radiances collect evermore Bask within the glory Beneath the searing sky Become a torch Or turn to ashes Time’s grasp tightens As hope grows dim They’ll turn to ashes They’ll turn to ashes Returning to past forms Shrouds of diffused light, revitalized The fragments recovered Can bind together once again And become whole
5.
Visions conjure throughout A delusion searing into memory So vividly Once compulsively wrought Now imbued to confine a once-great mind Forever Paradigm abstraction Contortion absolute Reduction of wisdom into basest impulse The faintest glimpse of the reflections remain The visage presenting itself as a wretched beast A gruesome debasement of vigilance released Corpulent sycophant Forcibly satiate Parasite omnivore Ravaging nescience Bastardized abomination reveling in self-destruction Restructured horrendously through eons of suffering Bastardized abomination reveling in self-destruction Self-flagellation, infinite thought regression Reason crumbles throughout An illusion permeating identity Completely Once impulsively mocked Now rejoicing in the deadened halls of lucidity Heedlessly Ambitions recanted Degeneration complete Reduction of wisdom into basest impulse The faintest glimpse of the reflections remain The visage presenting itself as a wretched beast A gruesome debasement of vigilance released Corpulent sycophant Forcibly satiate Parasite omnivore Ravaging nescience Bastardized abomination reveling in self-destruction Restructured horrendously through eons of suffering Bastardized abomination reveling in self-destruction Self-flagellation, infinite thought regression Infinite Thought Infinite Regression So tranquil... So tranquil... So tranquil... Has my erasure become Blissfully I depart And separate from my mind Blissfully I depart And soon I will forget

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From the depths of the outer rim to solid footing of green earth, "Solar Paroxysm", cosmic black metal entity MARE COGNITUM's fifth album proper, finds itself moving from the impossible to the familiar. Now occupying himself with the failures of humankind over the past epoch, Jacob Buczarski's frustrations with humankind and politics find a new voice through five aggressive, metallic songs.
With a more human focus comes a shift in style -- MARE COGNITUM sheds layers of cloudy, nebular atmosphere to reveal the exploding star beneath it. With a musician's flourish and mastery of songcraft and his chosen instruments alike, "Solar Paroxysm" lifts the veil and reveals the true musicianship which has fueled the MARE COGNITUM project since its impetus a decade ago. Now suddenly so outwardly truculent and antagonistic does MARE COGNITUM reveal its true essence.

"Solar Paroxysm" releases March 19th on I, Voidhanger Records (CD, LP [EU]) and Extraconscious Records (LP [US])

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released March 19, 2021

All music composed, recorded and produced
by Jacob Buczarski at Extraconscious Records, 2018-2020

Cover painting by Adam Burke
Art direction and layout by Francesco Gemelli
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Cat. Nr. IVR151

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