Monday, December 29, 2014

Deceive Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new ep?
1. Well people seem to be responding very well to the EP, which we're very happy about, and we appreciate all the kind words!

2.Recently you have released a new ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
2.the EP definitely falls under Black/Death metal, on the more technical side. Its definitely a product of all of our own individual styles coming together.

3.The band originally was more of a death/thrash band in the beginning but have evolved into more of black/death metal direction over the years, what was the decision behind going into a different musical style?
3. The change in musical style definitely was a necessary thing for us to do. The line up at the time was very split. One side wanting to play more traditional thrash, and the other side wanted to play Death metal, eventually we split with 2 of the members, relocated to Covina, and now we're doing better than ever musically, and internally as a cohesive unit.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
4. We have a loose storyline, involving all kinds of crazy shit. Think Conan the Barbarian, meets Army of Darkness, with the Labyrinth thrown in hahah.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Deceive'?
 5. When the original line up of the band came together,  we had 4 songs, and we played a show literally 2 days after forming, and we still had no idea what to name ourselves. I think I was watching a movie or something,  and they said "Deceive". It stuck out to me for some reason, and there were no other metal bands around with that name. I messed around with logo ideas, and eventually we all agreed on Deceive. .

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
6. Hard to say honestly! We've played alot of awesome shows, but definitely every time we play the bay area we end up having a great time. Alot of great friends and bands up there. So the bay area shows, and definitely the time we played with Gigan, Pyrrhon,  and Artificial Brain at the Complex in Glendale.  That shit was fun.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new ep?
7. Nothing as far as touring goes yet. However we will be playing with Incantation and Funerus at the Airliner in Los Angeles on January 17th. And we were lucky enough to get a slot on 2015's California deathfest,  from the guys who throw MDF. That line up is so ridiculously amazing. Alot of bands I've listened to and looked up to for years.

8.The band was signed to Infinite Regress Records for a while, what happened with that label and contract?
8. Lindon and Steve from Infinite Regress Records are awesome as fuck, and they really took good care of us. Unfortunately the label couldn't financially go on, so they had to close shop. I think you can still order their remaining back stock of IRR releases though. But yeah its a shame too, because there were some absolutely fantastic bands on that roster.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and death metal?
9. So far people seem to really be be responding well to the new EP! Everyone that's given us feedback has told us positive things, so we're really thankful that everyone Is enjoying the music!

10.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
10. Hard to say when we'll be doing a full length. We'd definitely like to have a solid label backing us with distribution and such. And we're in the market,  so hit us up! Hahah. But musically, we'll definitely keep trying to push our brand of Blackened Death Metal, and progressing together as a band to really ensure that we're putting out the best music we possibly can!

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
11.we're all pretty open minded when it comes to what we listen to, but the bands that come to mind would be stuff like Suffocation,  Dissection, The Black Dahlia Murder,  Necrophobic, etc.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
12. Chicken Wings, THC, Being ridiculous,  beer, Vietnamese soup, etc.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
13. Thanks for asking us to do this interview! And thanks to everyone who's reading this!
Keep supporting extreme metal!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Phantasmal/The Reaper's Forge/2014 EP Review


  Phantasmal  are  a  duo  from  the  United  States  that  plays  a  mixture  of  heavy,  thrash  and  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review of  their  self  released  2014  ep  "The  Reaper's  Forge".

  A  very  heavy  and  melodic old  school  metal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  before  adding  in  a  powerful  sounding  bass  guitar  along  with  blast  beats  and  screaming  vocals  which  are  more  in  an  80's  direction  that  take  the  music  into  more  of  a  blackened  thrash  metal  direction and  the solos  and  leads  the  band  brings  into  the  songs  are  also  in  an  old  school  extreme  metal  direction.

  At  times  melodies  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  in  both  the  riffs  and  solos  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  while  all  3  of  the  tracks  have  a  very  old  school  feeling  to  them  the  production  give s the  bands  musical  style  more  of  a  modern  sound.

  Phantasmal  plays an  extreme  mixture  of  heavy,  thrash  and  black  metal  that  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  80's  metal  direction  while  the  black  metal  elements  also  bring  in  a  touch  of  the  90's  sound,  the  production  sound s very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover   dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Phantasmal  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  heavy,  thrash  and  black  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "The  Eternal  Campaign".  8  out  of  10.


Deceive/Arrival Of The Dark Masters/2014 EP Review


  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  Deceive  which  also  shows  them  continuing  the  blackened  death  metal  sound  of  previous  recordings  and  the ep  was  self  released  in  2014  and  called  "Arrival  Of  the  Dark  Masters".

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  sounds  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  the  guitars,  bass  and  drums  all  sounding  very  powerful  and  after  awhile  the  music  speeds  up  a  bit  along  with  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  a  heavy  thrash  influence  in  both  of  the  riffs  and  solos  and  at  time s the  songs  have  a  technical  feeling.\


  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  vocals  that  are  used  are  mostly  deep  death  metal  growls  along  with  a  few  high  pitched  screams   and  the  music  has  a  very  90's  style  to  it  going  back  to  the  early  days  of  black  and  death  metal  and  the  high  pitched  screams  and  tremolo  riffing  when  they  are  utilized  add  in  more  elements  of  black  metal.

  Deceive  brings  in  a  very  old  school  blackened  death  metal  sound  on  this  recording  while  also  having  some  thrash  influences  at  times,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  yet  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  horror  and  occult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  ep  from  Deceive  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  both  old  school  death  metal  and  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Arrival  Of  the  Dark  Masters"  and  "Endless  Aeons  Of  Destruction".  8  out  of  10.  

Deceive/Buried Beneath/2012 Live EP Review


  Deceive  are  a  band  from  Los  Angeles,  California  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  live  2012  ep  "Buried  Beneath".

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  live  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  growling  vocals  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  you  can  also  hear  a  good  mixture  of  thrash,  death  and  black  metal  influences  in  the  bands  musical  style  along  with  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  The  slower  sections  of  the  songs  bring  in  elements  of  doom  metal  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  used  they  are  very  chaotic  sounding  black/death  metal  solos  and  all  of  the  songs  sound  like  they  could  of  easily  been  recorded  and  released  in  the 90's  and  the  band  also  ignores  all  of  the  modern  trends  of  the  past  20  years  and  after  awhile  blat  beats  along  with  a  small  amount  of  melody  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  Deceive  plays  a  style  of  blackened  death  metal  that  bring s in  a  very  old  school  90's  feeling  at  times  as  well  as  being  influenced  by  many  different  extreme  metal  genres,  the  production  sound s very  raw  with  all  of  the  songs  being  recorded  live  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  occult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Deceive  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  live  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Ritual  At  The  Witching Hour".  8  out  of  10.
  

Monday, December 22, 2014

Nangilima/The Dark Matter/Xtreem Music/2014 CD Review


  Nangilima  are  a  band  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  members  from  both  Spain  and  Sweden  and  plays  a  blackened  form  of  doom  metal  and  this is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "The  Dark  Matter"  which  was  released  by  Xtreem  Music.

  Dark  sounding  atmospheric synths  start  off  the  album  and after  the  intro  the  music  goes  for  more  of  a  heavy  and  slow  funeral  doom  metal  sound  along  with  some  death  metal  growls  and  also  keeping  the  atmosphere  that  was  introduced  on  the  intro  along  with  a  good  amount  of  melody  and  there  are  also  some  black  metal  screams  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  as  the  album  progresses  clean  playing  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  that  add  more  of  a  dark  and  depressive  atmosphere  to  the  bands  musical  style  and  all  of  the  songs  stick  to  a  very  slow,  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  direction  with  no  fast  parts  or  blast  beats  to  be  heard  anywhere  on  this  recording  while  there  is  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  on  one  of  the  tracks.

  Nangilima  plays  a  very  slow,  dark,  heavy,  melodic  and  atmospheric  style  of  funeral  doom  on  this  album  as  well  as  keeping  around  some  of  the  black  metal  influences  of  their  early  material  to enhance  the  dark  atmosphere,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Nangilima  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  funeral  doom  with  black  metal  elements,  you  should  check out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Stain  Of  A  Broken  Life"  and  "The  Dark  Matter".  8  out  of  10.  

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Stheno/Grassroll/Everydayhate Records/2014 Split 7 Inch Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  7  inch  between  Greece's  Stheno  and  Grassroll  which  was  released  by  Everydayhate  Records  in  2014  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Stheno  a  band  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  metal,  crust  and  grindcore.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  melodic  female  vocals  an  chants  as  well  as  some  spoken  word samples  which  leads  up  to  a  more heavy  and  violent  sound  that  brings  in  death  metal  growls  and  high  pitched  screams  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  blast  beats  are  added  in  along  with  a  good  amount  of  crust  and  grind  elements  as  well  as  a  blackened  death  metal  sound  that  utilizes  some  chaotic  guitar  leads  at  times  and  they  remain  in  this  direction  throughout  their  side  of  the  recording  along  with  a  powerful  sounding  production  and  lyrics  that  cover  dark  and  violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion Stenho  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  blackened  death  metal,  crust  and  grindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Demons  Of  Dust  And  Smoke".

  Next  up  is  Grassroll  a  band  that  plays  a  mixture  of  grindcore  and  sludge.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  off  with  a  very  raw,  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  sound  that  bring s in  aggressive  female  screams  and  blast  beats  along  with  a  heavy  crust  influence  and  on  the  alter  tracks  death  metal  growls  are  added  into  the  music  at  times  and  when t he  music  slows  down  you  can  hear  a  decent  amount  of  sludge  and  doom  metal  elements  along  with  a  very  dark,  heavy  and  raw  production  and  lyrics  that  cover  violent  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Grassroll  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  grindcore  and  sludge  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Carved  Morality".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  death,  black  metal,  grindcore  and  sludge.  8  out  of  10.          

Friday, December 12, 2014

Synergic Ire interview

.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

We are music obsessed people, from the mountains of Tennessee that compose music for pariahs, loners, and/or the socially awkward.

2.So far you have released 2 albums, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings and also how do they differ from each other?

The first album was purely revenge driven and served as a platform for us to express our feelings regarding the fall of our previous band. We were oppressed under a very specific sound in that group, so Cody and
I (Derek) made a pact that we would never stick with one specific genre. We got together and wrote the album in almost one week, from scratch. It ended up being a weird mix of blackened death-metal and
experimental randomness. After it came out, we decided to calm down, try to improve our story telling skills, and continue to push our abilities to their limits. The second album ended up sounding like an atmospheric and romantic death metal opus that everyone labeled "deathcore". Haha. Oh well... you can't win them all.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

We rely heavily on the concepts of contrasting perspectives, social archetypes, and mental illnesses.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Synergic Ire'?

When we started the project we wanted a name that would apply on multiple levels. It can either be seen as synergy between the music and audience, who all express or feel ire...or synergy between band
members expressing or feeling ire...

5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?

The thing about living in the middle of nowhere is that there are no people. Haha. At this point we are actively looking to find two more suitable members. Until then, we are making due as a two piece.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Our first show was my personal favorite, people responded really well. Energy and accuracy are all you have as a two man project live. We have major plans and are still working to improve our liveexperience... but we haven't had a complaint yet!

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

At the moment, we are open to playing a show if we are invited, but there are not a lot of venue options in our area. If we find more members, touring is the ultimate goal.

8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

We are proudly independent. If a label comes along, they would have to let us continue to produce our own music in order to get a deal out of us. At the moment, no one has shown interest.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and death metal?

Most of our audience is over-seas, but the response is overwhelmingly positive. No one is harder on us than us. We do not like the "deathcore" label, but the response from that community has been very interesting.

10.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that the band members are a part of?

We dip our toes into other projects from time to time, but we always come back to Synergic Ire. It's our love and addiction.

11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We have already written an hour long ballet of black metal, weird noises, and acoustic experimentation. We have never pushed ourselves this hard in songwriting, production, and playing ability. We are
going to hold off on releasing it for a while, to make sure it isperfect. Late 2015, maybe.

12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

We pride ourselves on not sounding like another band. If something sounds similar, it is by accident. We kill any riff or beat immediately if it sounds familiar. As far as listening... we both listen to different styles of music. Cody is always jamming 70s prog rock, guitar driven metal, and chill music... while I listen to obnoxiously toned metal, depressing bluegrass, and anything weird... but we both like technically driven bands, like: Immortal, Mastodon,Pink Floyd, etc.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?

Music really is mostly what we care about. I suppose Cody is into fitness and bettering himself, and i'm into eating and complaining. Haha.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thanks to all who care, and we appreciate anyone actively giving a fuck about us.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gazers Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Well, the band has been formed about 2 years ago, in autumn 2012 and we evolve through several kind of music as sludge, blackened post-hardcore, screamo, violence, crust and many more



2.So far you have released an ep and half been a part of a split, how would you describe the musical sound that has been present on the recordings so far?

 As we said before, we've different influences in the hardcore scene and we try to mix them to create something fresh and new.You can notice easily some electronic noises parts, outros and breaks on the EP and we kept that idea in the split but in a inconspicuous way
We gave also a main place to our screamo influences with melodies and emotions

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

 Most of the lyrics talks about the pain and the hate lock up deep inside the mankind, the decadence of the world, the fall of the civilisations, the non-acceptance of oneself as a human being.
We've chosen "Gazers" because we talk about our vision of the world, the life, of what we see. We give our opinion about these things but we keep in mind that it's OUR opinion


4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Gazers'?



5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

I thought in Ostrava (Czech Republic) in a small stage with our friends from Nine Eleven and The Prestige. And in our hometown Paris with Code Orange Kids, Twitching Tongues, Loma Prieta, The Secret ...
In 3 words: Scenic Wild Show



6. Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

We'll play the 29 november, 12 and13th December for the release of the split. We took the decision to stop touring for the moment to focus on the composition and cloture our first full length album and others releases.



7.Recently you where a part of a split, what are your thoughts on the other bands that have participated on the album?

Inspired by our songs for this split and great  We have shared the scene in Krakow with Fleshworld and it was great.

8.So far you have worked for Unquiet Records and Sell Your Soul Records, do you feel these 2 labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?
We thought about getting our music on theses 2 labels and for the moments it was cool. We have some others propositions from others labels but for the moment we stays here. To be continued next year...

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your recordings by fans of underground music?

As we said, we have some songs to records for the futur LP ...
Some people are very impressed by our music mixing some style and now fans just waiting more to listen in material or digital, not just in live.

10.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

 We'll stay with of our different members influences, maybe more punk...

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

we come from some different scene and past bands but for all:
Orchid, Saetia, Ekkaia, Tragedy, His Hero is Gone, Daitro, YAGE, Raein, Fugazi, converge, anomie, black Flag, minor threat, rancid...


12.What are some of your non musical interests?


 We share all, art photographic, cinema, games, Fiesta

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Continue to support your scene, do not hesitate to look at new things ... Joy, Pain, violence and prosperity.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Desolate Shrine/The Heart Of The Netherworld/Dark Descent Records/2015 CD Review


  Desolate  Shrine  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  blackened  form  of  occult  death/doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  album  "The  Heart  Of  The  Netherworld"  which  will  be  released  in  2015  by  Dark  Descent  Records.

  A  very  dark,  atmospheric  and  ritualistic  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  and  after  a  minute  the  music  goes  into  more  of  a  dark  death  metal  direction  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  you  can  hear  some  blast  beats  and  black  metal  elements  being  added  onto  the  recording  and  a  good  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Black  metal  screams  and  death  metal  growls  can  be  heard  throughout  the  recording  and  the  band  also  brings  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  dark  sounding  melodies  and  as  the  album  progresses  clean  playing  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  they  also  bring  in  more  of  a  dark  atmosphere  to  the  bands  musical  sound  when  they  are  utilized.

  On  some  of  the  songs  the  band  adds  in  a  very  ritualistic  atmosphere  into  their  dark  style  of  death  metal  and  you  can  also  hear  a  great  amount  of  doom  metal  elements  in  the  slower  sections  of  the  tracks  and  on  one  of  the  later  songs  keyboards  are  added  into  the  music  and  the  album  starts  bringing  in  more  black  metal  influences  onto  the  last  couple  of  tracks.

  Desolate  Shrine  creates  another  dark  and  ritualistic  sounding  blackened  death  metal  album  with  this  recording  and  they  expand  on  the  sound  that  was  heard  on  their  previous  releases  while  also  taking  their  music  into  the  darker  direction,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  misanthropy,  nihilism,  satanism  and  occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Desolate  Shrine  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Black  Fires  Of  God"  "We  Dawn  Anew"  and  "Heart  of  the  Netherworld".  8  out  of  10.    

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Synergic Ire/The Dividing Line/2014 CD Review

   Synergic  Ire  are  a  duo  from  Tennessee  that  plays  a  very  experimental  form  of  atmospheric  blackened  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2014  album  "The  Dividing  Line".

  A  very  dark  and  distorted  drone  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  along  with  some  blackened  death  metal  style  growls  and  you  can  hear  a  lot  of  traditional  black  metal  and  progressive  influences  in  the  bands  musical  style  along  with  some  blast  beats and  the  music  getting  brutal  at  times.  

  Solos  and  leads  when  they  are  used  bring  in  a  melodic  side  of  the  bands  musical  style  which  is  also  a  good  part  of  the  riffs  at  times  and  you  can  hear  some  atmospheric  elements  in  the  background  in  certain  parts  of  the  recording  along  with  a  decent  amount  of  keyboards  and  some  of  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  black  metal  screams  and  you  can  hear  clean  playing  being  utilized  briefly  on  some  of  the  tracks  as  the  album  progresses.

  Spoken  word  parts  can  be  heard  on  a  great  amount  of  the  tracks  along  with  the  band  bringing  in  a  heavy  deathcore  influence  as  we  get  more  into  the  album  and  on  one  of  the  alter  tracks  a  brief  use  of  female  vocals  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  the  music  also  brings  in  more  of  a  technical  side  of  the  leads  and  the  music  gets  more  diverse  with  each  track  along  with  a  few  songs  that  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  towards  the  end  clean  singing  male  vocals  are  brought  onto  the  recording.

  Synergic  Ire  plays  a  very  original  style   that  is  mostly  in  a  blackened  death  metal  direction  but  also  brings  in  deathcore  style  breakdowns  and  the  more  experimental  and  progressive  side  of  black  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  how  mental illness  was  dealt  with  in  early  civilizations  and  the  adolescence  of  an  Empath.

  In  my  opinion  Synergic  Ire  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric,  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Psychogenic  Necromancy"  "Ever  Thus,  Xenoself"  and  "Post-Obitum  Delusions".  8  out  of  10.