GAUA - 'Feeble Psychotic Vortex' Pro-tape
Originally released last year on CD and LP by Portugal's elite Altare Productions, Gaua's Feeble Psychotic Vortex was a startling first fuller-length strike from this still-young Spanish entity. Ever aptly titled, the 37-minute Feeble Psychotic Vortex indeed sends the listener into a vortex of wild, wounded emotion and raw, red hatred, all transposed onto the grimmest black metal. Both malevolent in its marching melodicism and favorably punkish in its fury, each of these four epic-length tracks sees Gaua bewitching with hypnotic ease, all culminating in a massive 'n' mesmerizing cover of Vlad Tepes' classic "Drink the Poetry of the Celtic Disciple," extending that song's malodorous ecstasy to a staggering 14 minutes.
Naturally, that choice of cover should say more than enough about Gaua's aims and intentions. Do not enter the Feeble Psychotic Vortex lightly!
Released by Lunar Apparitions.
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