Origin: Birmingham, England  
Genres: Doomdeath
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Last update/review: February 21, 2016

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.

Upcoming album: A Pyrrhic Existence, release date November 8, 2019.

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



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



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



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



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



A Pyrrhic Existence    RELEASE DATE: November 8, 2019
2019 Season Of Mist
  1. Descent
  2. Rotting in Dereliction
  3. Antim Yatra
  4. Consuming Lies
  5. Culmination
  6. Sick and Tired
  • Greg Chandler
  • Gordon Bicknell
  • Jim Nolan
  • Mark Boddossian
  • Joe Fletcher




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