Catalog number: ARcd087
Genre: Post Black Metal
Release date: 2012
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Decline Of The I is a French project led by A.K. - a musician known from a vast number of cognoscible underground metal acts such as Vorkreist, Merrimack, Neo Inferno 262, Malhkebre, Diapsiquir, Eros Necrospique etc. The debut album is a bold conjunction of quality Post Black Metal influences: the band describes itself as a mix between Burzum, Neurosis and Code. At the same time, Inhibition is the first part of a trilogy that attach great importance to music, but also to the lyrics and message hidden within:
World is aggression. Aggression towards the subject. How can one react? How can one stand one's own freedom facing this machine, which crushes the individual, its body and its mental? To suffer. To rebel. To avoid. "Decline Of The I" incarnates the study of these three reactions. An album for each of them :
-Inhibition : Heavy, oppressive and neurasthenic.
-Rebellion : Violent, fast and epileptic.
-Escape : Cold, inorganic and industrial.
From the body which withers to the body which withdraws and turns abstract...The decline of the I... (A.K. June 2012)
Beyond The Gates Festival @ Bergen, NO
Dresden @ Chemiefabrik, GER
Bratislava @ Loud Farm Fest, SVK
Andernach @ Deathfeast, GER
Spital Am Emmering @ Kaltenbach Open Air, AT
Vienna @ Viper Room, AUT
Graz @ Club Q, AUT
Salzburg @ Rockhouse, AUT
Leipzig @ Torture The Masses Fest, GER
Erie, PA @ Basement Transmission, US