The Mystagogue is back, and with him he brings forth new enlightment.
AZOTH, the ever-changing Mercury, is the bridge through which invisible and immaterial consciousness can be placed within and reside in matter. In Search of the Stone, alchemists often referred to Mercury as Argent Vive. Under this pseudonym, Mercury was recognized in its metallic form as quicksilver. It's union with the masculine metallic seed/Sulfur, would in time coagulate into a new form of metallic matter, a red powder - the famed philosopher's stone.
AZOTH is Mystagos' Argent Vive, an aural attempt at the philosopher's stone. An ever-changing flow from fast to slow tempos, from the mystical to the mundane. This is Mystagos' most experimental and diverse record to date, coagulating decades of work into one album.
Produced at the Empty Hall Studio. Artwork by Heresie Graphics.
Oh yes! This is one fantastic beast! A sea of pounding, psychedelic metal vastness and with Jazz Saxophone on one gorgeous track. I'll spend my last few dollars on that! The album is a feat of engineering! 10/10! Aaoka Ai
Best funeral doom release of the year, hands down. The atmosphere that Occlith sets is masterfully executed to fully envelope the listener under their crushing, lumbering sound. If you're a fan of the subgenre, this is an essential LP. Camel