Apologoethia was spawned way back in 2012/13 as a side project from J.B. in order to develop some ideas that didn't fit both musical and stylistically with his main band. After an intense composing period, the style that now exists as Apologoethia was born. Sometime in 2014, J.B. asked J.F. to lay down some drum patterns that would fit with the riffs, the tempos and compliment the overall feel, atmosphere and vibe that the songs needed and demanded. With all the material already prepared, shaped and sharpened, it was time to develop the conceptual side of the band, creating some lyrics that would fit with Apologoethia's atmosphere and dark & macabre approach. After a meticulous search, L.O. was brought into the band knowing that his writing and conceptual skills would work perfectly with the band's aesthetics and purposes. Apologoethia's debut explores the dark side of human knowledge, an introspection through different cultural, ascetic and religious approaches mankind explored throughout centuries past.
Bloody hell this is astounding! I'm very much a fan of Blood Incantation but at the time of buying this was unaware they share practically the same members. Not at all Blood Incantation II this is a much more doomy outing with long, dark passages of music. Very atmospheric and great to listen to as a whole album it demands time and patience for it's majesty to unfold.
Having said that, they go all out death metal at some points which makes for a very interesting piece of work.
Bravo folks! Neil Grace
In reference to my favourite track, this album really has abstractly trapped me for the better part of a month now. The first time I listened to it I was amazed by the cold atmosphere, but my personal highlight is how a story began to unfold before my inner eye when I listened to "Abstract Trap". LORN are fantastic musicians and really know how to create atmospheres of smouldering and deeply unsettling, yet utterly fascinating musical terror. Odiumediae
Svitlana Nianio & Oleksandr Yurchenko’s 1996 collaboration could be categorized as a sort of a neo-folk music, though few of these untitled tracks are songs in any traditional structural sense. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 21, 2020