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Review of the Album "Esoptron" by Greek Death Metal Band Septic Flesh

Updated on September 16, 2018
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Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is looking to always explore his writing opportunities.

Introduction to the Album Esoptron

“Esoptron” is the second studio album by Greek doom and death metal band Septic Flesh. Upon first analysis, it seems like the album’s title is written in the Russian alphabet but spellings aside, the album is a slow, heavy, atmospheric and sometimes calm kind of album that you can fall asleep to.

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How Does the Album Esoptron Begin?

After a short instrumental track called Breaking the Inner Seal, Esoptron the title track shows the slow nature of this band as the guttural vocals kick in. Esoptron asks the question who created the cosmos? The human soul is in the body and absorbed by the ego which causes lives to get disrupted. The band takes a very deep, philosophical approach to songwriting as they explore the complexities of the human spirit and the cosmos.

Theatre of Tragedy May Have Been Influenced by This Band

Do we really know how the first amphibians felt when they had the air go into their lungs?

Theatre of Tragedy may have been influenced by these guys. Theatre of Tragedy was formed in 1993, three years after Septic Flesh was and the vocals in this album are of the rough, growling type and they are very hoarse but the guitar work is more impressive!

Burning Phoenix, Astral Sea, and Rain

Burning Phoenix is a song about a bird, the phoenix that knows when its destiny is to fly to its objective. And when that phoenix dies, its death should be seen as not a time to mourn, but a time to celebrate its accomplishments. After a very short, bell sounding instrumental song called Astral Sea, we are treated to a beautiful atmospheric song called Rain.

The Significance of the Song Rain

Rain helps the environment by helping the seeds transform into full grown plants. It is these plants that can sometimes be used as sustenance! The song also points out that every dream needs a dreamer to be able to smell the perfume of life. As we daydream, it is in some of these daydreams that we are able to see what goals we want to set for our future and we go about setting them. Every dream requires a dreamer to blossom in life. If you dream about something, make sure that it is something that you really want to have happen in your life.

Final Thoughts About Esoptron

The lyrics get even more complicated to interpret with the song called Succubus Priestess as it about someone that puts on a dance in the forest in the darkness of night. The Eyes of Set is where things get very interesting. The song points out the flaws of human consciousness as empires are built, forged, and eventually, they collapse and are scattered as remains. Historians then study empires to analyze what went wrong. Why doo empires collapse and end? What can we learn from these parts of history? The album ends with the slow, atmospheric song called Narcissism. The song is complex, soft, and slow and it tries to convey the message that the separation of the continents happened throughout history but that human nature because of narcissistic behaviors and attitudes is driving away the closeness of human beings as the world is being swallowed up by greed? Or is it better than this? Overall, Esoptron may be better musically than the band’s debut album. The best songs in this album are many including the first seven which makes for an outstanding work!

© 2018 Ara Vahanian

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