Slated for release in 2021, “Inverted Illusions” is the first full-length album from Colorado natives Scepter of Eligos. The first single “Reabsorbed” is a fresh look at the band who were more sludgy in the early days, and gradually have become more psychedelic, aggressive, and dark.
What awaits with “Reabsorbed” is a chunky battering of grimey sludge twisted together with death metal vocals, churning guitar work, and endless echoes of pulverizing bass tones that ripple through your ears like the tentacles of an angry old god that seeks its revenge through the means of festering doom. The band explains the single in their own words:
“Reabsorbed is a descent into a dark crypt which is reflected lyrically as death being a passage to oneness with the earth and soil.”
Taking inspiration from an assortment of heavy acts, ranging from death metal, doom metal, and heavy rock, they write lyrics that come from vocalist Andrew’s occult practice and readings
Formed in 2012, they are no strangers to playing in bands, the vast amount of experience they have is proven with their musicianship and cohesiveness that is evident in the music.
Listeners who are looking for metal that blurs genre lines will enjoy Scepter of Eligos especially those who like Incantation, Weedeater, and Disfear.
1. Reabsorbed (5:46)
2. Biological Possession (5:53)
3. Starless Chasms (4:46)
4. Inverted Illusion (3:24)
5. Procession of Spectres (10:20)
Album Length: 30:10
All songs written and performed by Scepter of Eligos
Tracks 1-4 Mixed and Mastered by:
Jamie Hillyer at Module Overload Studio
Track 5 Mixed and Mastered by: Felipe Patino at Green Door Recordings
Cover art by: Christina Hunt of Heavy Metal Talisman
Layout by:S.Wyatt Houseman of Hidden Hand Extreme Music Marketing
Logo by: Dennis Lee Hughs of Cythraul Art