Entropy Mantra

by Anicon

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GW Whitehead This is a big YES. YESYESYES! Very well done Black Metal that keeps on spinning.
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Vileinist Picks up where Krallice left off in 2012. A thoroughly satisfying listen. Favorite track: Wither And Waste.
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Jason Griffith I'm personal friends with the mighty Owen Rundquist(guitfiddle, vocals), and these guys are so fucking talented. Every release is better than the one prior, and every release is insanely good. The writing of music and genuine originality of it never ceases to impress. Their artwork and creativity are boundless, and they continue to push those 'boundaries' with every song it seems. Wish I could meet you all...maybe someday my band will make it over your way...and or yours this way and we could set a gig up. Enough ass kissing here...just wanted to let you guys know I love what you're doing and I hope you keep doing it...I'm waiting on 'Entropy Mantra' to come in the mail but I have it here and wow! Cheers Owen and to the rest of you I dont know yet. Keep killing it!
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Tomi.V Intriguing & Exciting . Turbocharged vault of riffs and wicked drumming. Favorite track: Names Written In Tar.
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mark salt This is a brooding, bruising maelstrom of an album. Lean , powerful and infinitely inventive each play of this rewards the listener with a greater depth inwards towards the centre of something very special indeed. Razor sharp riffs twist and spin like shrapnel whilst emotive vocals barked, sang, and shouted blast through the songs. Dense and balanced the weave of this record is perfect, it ideas are realised beautifully and executed with precision and skill. This is hands down the finest metal album I’ve heard in years. Buy it. Let it steamroller over you and press play again. Absolute magic of the darkest kind. Favorite track: Feeding Hand.
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"The whole album fires like a bullet through fleshy passages of melody, through tough sinewy dissonance, into the dark clots of traditional black metal, and back out again, each layer of sound works pleasantly as a single, breathing whole. Despite listening again and again, trying to find fault in the erratic threads of sound, I still find satisfaction in the over-indulgence... What’s most impressive is the ability Anicon have to reconcile passion and emotion with technical wizardry. Part of their flair and charm comes from the relentless need to sound, sometimes, like they’re improvising off-the-cuff. But, there’s a certain level of restraint here that makes Entropy Mantra an album that I know I’ll be revisiting a lot."
—Angry Metal Guy

"Anicon’s music always has been challenging and thought provoking, even at their most vicious, with “Entropy Mantra” being another huge step in the direction of being one of black metal’s most intelligent acts...This album represents a dark, shadowy creature that’s real and can eat away at your very soul."
—Meat Mead Metal


released June 19, 2018

Nolan Voss — Guitar & Vocals
Owen Rundquist — Guitar & Vocals
Alexander DeMaria — Bass
Lev Weinstein — Drums

Additional Sounds — DeMaria & Rundquist
Additional Vocals — Weinstein & DeMaria

Recorded and Mixed by Nolan Voss
At Chapel Black Studios & 30 Legions Studios
Mastered By Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording
Winter 2017 - 2018

Artwork by Owen Rundquist

Released by Vendetta Records


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Track Name: Feeding Hand
I am the one who sculpts the earth of your world
For your appetites I provide a feast over time with time
I know your needs, your lust, and your want of me
Show me how you value me
I am the one with whom you barter for your blood
Mine all mine: I will poison you where you dine
Gorge yourself on venom
Gouge your eyes and crawl
Bewildered, blind and moving on
Until your vision is gone and you beg from me
Truly you cannot see yourself
You cannot see what is nor what might be
You proceed without the comprehension:
“You may be happy but I have more”
Remember this pact and which part you act
Gloat in avarice and choke on stool
Track Name: Wither And Waste
Time has its way of teaching all
Expand and recede and carry on
Moving through life
Only to forget and let go
All things gone, all lost
With one’s face to the wind
Giving pieces away
What does one become —
Every time in this way as we erode?
Presence I crave
I slowly dissolve
Unreplenished and erased
Here what could grow?
I draw back
Autonomy is exile
The fruit withers on the vine
Lose hope
Lose virtue
Just lose
Hold tight to memories
Lose love
Lose warmth
Once apparent: now fade
Track Name: Drowned In The Mirage
Caressing the mirage
In an infinite dream
My form is false
And envelops me
And stranded I remain
Affirm for me
This waking life
Show to me the fears
To be swallowed
To be nothing
Pull me out
Return me
Validate me
Assure me
Rebuilding the real
A place in time
With meaning and warmth
With meaning and worth
Track Name: Names Written In Tar
Come back!
From your travels return
Your teeth are long, your roots are black
Come back! Come back!
Come back and see you are recalled
Stretched thin as shadow
Temporal as a name
As your time to draw breath and see each day become the next
…and on and on and on and on…
Wherever you may choose to go
Wherever you have gone
It makes no difference short or long
Return to me nonetheless
Rest your head upon my breast
A mantra toward entropy
A lake of hot tar
Blank hyperbole to obfuscate and forget who we are
Track Name: Tarnish On The Emblems Of Ardor
In an endless procession
Stale and torn
As will dims black
Steady on to progress
I, unfulfilled, remain
Release upon me fortune
Before it fades
Regret expands
And flows with disdain
Torment overflows
Purpose denied
Track Name: Blood From A Road
Many are the ways
With broken stones paved
Many as the days
Walled with broken brick
Persist o faithful one
Thy endeavors be undone
How tragic that you speak in tongues
Wander in whatever way
Amidst the renewed maze
Grey is a short road to this place
Where every stone will crack and break
Track Name: Paling Terrain
In a fake world
Lie in triviality
Ignorance is the end
Existence will cease
To the callous
Taken by the glow
Fall into decay
Actions curb disregard
Scorn overwhelming
Trapped by mankind
Thrive on misery
Salivate in pain
And the voyeur
Is made whole

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