Selbst

by SELBST

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yoil Selbst outstrips most of its contemporaries on this debut full-length. It's in the style of The Satanist and Blaze of Perdition, but with a melodic sensibility more akin to Antlers, a combination that pays off extremely well. It belongs on the short list of the best black metal of the decade. Favorite track: ...Of Solitary Ramblings.
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power78 Didn't know the existence of Selbst this morning but...Deep sound, music, vocals, atmosphere, beautiful compos, instant love, congratulations ! Favorite track: Instrument Of My Own Destruction.
Dave
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Dave Selbsts Selbst-titled is one hell of a black metal album.
Tight riffs, thick asmotsphere, bleeding melodies, strong vocals, decent production, no gimmicks and no nonsense.
There is a constant sense of solitude, dread and despair, pushing one towards madness.
While each song stands on its own, altogether it is quite the journey.
Not to miss! An instant classic. Favorite track: Instrument Of My Own Destruction.
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In this unstoppable dissemination of angst this emancipation of the existential descent weak minds must demise I’m repelling the light repudiating colors and faith where the love of thousands has no value in the eviction of all senseless lives trying to avoid decrepitude I isolate from others longing the imminent decline for those who want to see the birth of a new world which I don’t want to be part of a world I don’t belong I see how all glimmer of sanity fades before my eyes I dematerialize into another level of suffering I discover my true instinct my own essence, my own spirit, my own mission which is none other than anguish I can’t see anything in anyone’s reflection and even in anything else...
2.
I had a vision in my dreams and an overwhelming desire to see it fulfilled it covers me with a blanket of agony I see their flesh evaporating in pain and I rejoice before their sorrow I see their faces melting beholding their suffering and death may no one understand this hatred this illness and uncontrollable desire to see them leave this plane in the most hideous of ways y que este fuego corrompa, execre, consuma... I see fire consuming them and this doesn’t come from earth it comes from inside, devouring them... I feel pulsations from the indomitable, from the intangible which end this detritus there are thousand reasons to hate that is my desideratum my great yearning...
3.
In a raging abhorrence of breathing and seeing the daylight amidst these walls I’m lifeless slowly giving in to the famine of my soul this worn out mind vanishes nothing can satisfies, nothing can fill it I watch the void I have inside beholding while it devours me I have come to the place where sorrow voids all kindness all joy, all pleasure I turn into an instrument of my own destruction it is a witness of my decline everyone can see disgrace in me a smile can’t be drawn in a surly face that has come from nowhere and it goes nowhere thus I entrust myself to the void to despair...
4.
The smell, of wet soil, carries my mind to a distant place to a dark moment of my existence lying in dust, while a stone is forming in the way hiding me from myself, burning my hands and clouding my vision overwhelmed by frustration and apathy, digging in the dirt Through grief I wander, walking among emotional ends in an endless lethargy, misfortune is the cornerstone of my agony ever-present, omnipresent all this life is an oppressive place... as walking among shtrobs towards nothingness smothering, meaningless somberly suffocating... in a total lack of sanity, in a total rejection it’s a tortuous stretch, a ciclic gloom a desolate path among sad meditations a vicious circle with no way out
5.
They have trampled his dignity on his knees before others passing through roads already conquered those who, like the saddest sheep live as automata will be despised and forgotten! like their mentor, their so-called benefactor who has only left them hunger and sorrow those who pass through this world like scattered waste, turn into ashes like scattered waste, turn into ashes! despised and forgotten! with no regret for the lack of virtue and the excess of sin may this invade all hearts making them feel free and cursed with no yearn for protection!
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ultrajados y humillados quienes yacen en medio de este árido suelo despojados y derrotados moraran quienes sucumben escarbanbo como ratas añorando compasión, ansiando milagros por culpa de una sofocante existencia en un camino forjado por privaciones descendiendo hacia un vacío infinito un orgullo superfluo es una afrenta moral luchando por simples migajas un decadente lindero erige la cuna de la ignorancia no existe penitencia no hay absolución posible para este nefasto calvario que se opone a la dignidad que niega, que oprime la propia vida...

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released July 10, 2017

All music and lyrics by N
Vocals by N. Onfray
Drum session by Jonathan Heredia
Vocals on "Nefasto Calvario" by Frozen

Mixed and mastered by Simon Da Silva | theemptyhallstudio.com
Vocals recorded at Rubicon Studios

Art by Fabio Rincones

Released by Sun & Moon Records
Digipack with 12 page booklet

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SELBST Chile

Formed in 2010 in Venezuela by multi-instrumentalist/lyricist N and vocalist Frozen. N subsequently moved to Chile in 2016. The first self-titled full-length was released in 2017 with great underground acclaim.
In 2018 N became lead vocalist and the project turned into a fully-fledged live band, taking to the stage for the first time as the next step of their evolution.
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