Slowly gathering energy and rising from the sheer black of an abominable abyss, bombastically signalling dark intent. The crushing and cavernous debut opus from Death Metal band Qrixkuor journeys through the bleakest recesses of humanity and the human mind in a listening experience that consists of two equal components. ‘Serpentine Susurrus – Mother’s Abomination’, the albums morose opener deals in unfiltered, pathological fear! In slower passages Qrixkuor deliver monolithic slabs of dissonant mental torment through grandiose swirling malevolent atmospherics. Anguished tyrannical howls, growls and shrieks sound out in a deluge of nerve shredding aural punishment, whilst drum tones designed more to enhance the brooding chaos than to outright brutalise mesh sublimely with the unspeakable rumble of bass torture, and the maniacal, ever changing guitar leads that warp, caress, bludgeon and tease. As the journey descends further into the chasm the horror grows and spreads and thrives, like grisly tentacles ensnaring the mind and soul. The same can all be attributed to ‘Recrudescent Malevolence – Mother’s Illumination’ whose eerie piano intro and dark synth tones speak of an unfathomable evil. As a whole entity, ‘Poison Palinopsia’ is a listening experience to be endured as much as enjoyed, but enjoy and endure you shall as you wallow in the feral terror that is conjured.