Origin: Birmingham, England
Genres: Doomdeath
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Esoteric  


Ultra-slow, ponderous doomdeath -- this is Esoteric's domain, and they are among the best at this underground style of metal. Songs are routinely over 10 minutes, and with song titles like "Lamented Despondency" and "The Blood Of The Eyes", this isn't exactly uplifting material.

Current Members

Greg Chandler

vocals/guitars

Gordon Bicknell

guitars/samples/keyboards

Jim Nolan

guitars

Mark Boddossian

bass (Pantheist)

Joe Fletcher

drums

Former Members/Guests

Simon Phillips

lead guitar/samples

Stuart

guitars

Steve Peters

guitars

Kris Clayton

guitars

Bryan Beck

bass

Trevor Lines

bass

Olivier Goyet

keyboards

Darren Earl

drums

Anthony

drums

Keith York

drums


Discography



Epistemological Despondency 
1994 AestheticDeath
  1. Bereft
  2. Only Hate (Baresark)
  3. The Noise Of Depression
  4. Lamented Despondency
  5. Eradification (of Thorns)
  6. Awaiting My Death
  • Greg Chandler
  • Gordon Bicknell
  • Simon Phillips
  • Stuart
  • Bryan Beck
  • Darren Earl

Reviews:   Metal Storm 



The Pernicious Enigma 
1997 AestheticDeath
  1. Creation (Through Destruction)
  2. Dominion Of Slaves
  3. Allegiance
  4. NXOBC9701040
  5. Sinistrous
  6. At War With The Race
  7. A Worthless Dream
  8. Stygian Narcosis
  9. Passing Through Matter
  • Greg Chandler
  • Gordon Bicknell
  • Simon Phillips
  • Steve Peters
  • Bryan Beck
  • Anthony

Reviews:   Metal Storm 



Metamorphogenesis 
1999 Eibon
  1. Dissident
  2. The Secret of the Secret
  3. Psychotropic Transgression
  • Greg Chandler
  • Gordon Bicknell
  • Steve Peters
  • Bryan Beck
  • Keith York




Subconscious Dissolution Into The Continuum 
2004 Season Of Mist
  1. Morphia
  2. The Blood Of The Eyes
  3. Grey Day
  4. Arcane Dissolution
  • Greg Chandler
  • Gordon Bicknell
  • Steve Peters
  • Trevor Lines
  • Keith York

Reviews:   Metal Storm 



The Maniacal Vale 
2008 Season Of Mist
  1. Circle
  2. Beneath This Face
  3. Quickening
  4. Caucus of Mind
  5. Silence
  6. The Order of Destiny
  7. Ignotum Per Ignotius
  • Greg Chandler
  • Gordon Bicknell
  • Kris Clayton
  • Mark Boddossian
  • Olivier Goyet
  • Joe Fletcher

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer  Teeth Of The Divine  Metal Storm 



Paragon Of Dissonance 
2011 Season Of Mist
  1. Abandonment
  2. Loss of Will
  3. Cipher
  4. Non Being
  5. Aberration
  6. Disconsolate
  7. A Torrent of Ills
  • Greg Chandler
  • Gordon Bicknell
  • Jim Nolan
  • Mark Boddossian
  • Joe Fletcher

Reviews:   Metal Storm 

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