Origin: England
Genres: Doom Metal
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Esoteric  


On Metamorphogenesis, Esoteric takes doomdeath to the extreme. Containing three long "songs" (the shortest just under twelve minutes), the emphasis is on dreary, torturous, dissonant feedback-laden riffs, along with harrowing death growls added to the mix. This is clearly a band obsessed with the depressing side of life, as evidenced by song titles such as "Lamented Despondency" and "A Worthless Dream". As with a similarly-styled band recently added to these pages (Khanate), Esoteric's music is not for the masses, as it is really only accessible to those who can appreciate such harrowing soundscapes as these. Quite unconventional, occasionally very interesting, often (to these ears) just a bit too much, but an intriguing band nonetheless.

Current Members

Greg Chandler

vocals/guitars

Gordon Bicknell

guitars/samples/keyboards

Jim Nolan

guitars

Mark Boddossian

bass (Pantheist)

Joe Fletcher

drums

Former Members/Guests

Simon Phillips

lead guitar/samples

Stuart

guitars

Steve Peters

guitars

Kris Clayton

guitars

Bryan Beck

bass

Trevor Lines

bass

Olivier Goyet

keyboards

Darren

drums

Anthony

drums

Keith York

drums


Discography



Epistemological Despondency (2-CD) 
1994 AestheticDeath
  1. Bereft
  2. Only Hate (Baresark)
  3. The Noise Of Depression
  4. Lamented Despondency
  5. Eradification (of Thorns)
  6. Awaiting My Death
  • Greg Chandler
  • Gordon Bicknell
  • Simon Phillips
  • Stuart
  • Bryan Beck
  • Darren




The Pernicious Enigma (2-CD) 
1997 AestheticDeath
  1. Creation (Through Destruction)
  2. Dominion Of Slaves
  3. Allegiance
  4. NXOBC9701040
  5. Sinistrous
  6. At War With The Race
  7. A Worthless Dream
  8. Stygian Narcosis
  9. Passing Through Matter
  • Greg Chandler
  • Gordon Bicknell
  • Simon Phillips
  • Steve Peters
  • Bryan Beck
  • Anthony




Metamorphogenesis 
1999 Eibon
  1. Dissident
  2. The Secret of the Secret
  3. Psychotropic Transgression
  • Greg Chandler
  • Gordon Bicknell
  • Steve Peters
  • Bryan Beck
  • Keith York

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Subconscious Dissolution Into The Continuum 
2004 Season Of Mist
  1. Morphia
  2. The Blood Of The Eyes
  3. Grey Day
  4. Arcane Dissolution
  • Greg Chandler
  • Gordon Bicknell
  • Steve Peters
  • Trevor Lines
  • Keith York

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The Maniacal Vale 
2008 Season Of Mist
  1. Circle
  2. Beneath This Face
  3. Quickening
  4. Caucus of Mind
  5. Silence
  6. The Order of Destiny
  7. Ignotum Per Ignotius
  • Greg Chandler
  • Gordon Bicknell
  • Kris Clayton
  • Mark Boddossian
  • Olivier Goyet
  • Joe Fletcher

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

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