Kataxu – Roots Thunder (2000)

kataxu - roots thunder

Article by Anton Rudrick.

Consciously transcendental, voluntarily anachronistic, causing despondent exasperation among the pretentious and the untermensch. Kataxu blends the phantasmagorical reveries of dungeon synth with brief, unidentifiable nods to the nordic triune of atmospheric evil black metal. Kataxu Roots Thunder escapes morphing into ‘flowing black metal‘, layers majestically, layers in hiding, layers hiding, forms and shapes…

The vision of a parallel universe, the premonition of an unexisting reality, virtuous emanations from the pleromic godhead. Cathartic distillation and entrancing meditation upon the mental techniques necessary for the mastery of a sorcery in the form of black metal. Kataxu Roots Thunder is without Time, within context, under the radar, above reproach.

I, I am godless,
and I am the one whose God is great.
I am the one whom you have reflected upon,
and you have scorned me.
I am unlearned,
and they learn from me.
I am the one that you have despised,
and you reflect upon me.
I am the one whom you have hidden from,
and you appear to me.
But whenever you hide yourselves,
I myself will appear.
For whenever you appear,
I myself will hide from you.

— from ‘The Thunder, Perfect Mind’

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8 thoughts on “Kataxu – Roots Thunder (2000)”

  1. Johan P says:

    Essential listening for those interested in esoteric metal. There is a split cd put out by Ancestral Research which includes the Roots Thunder demo, together with Thunderbolt Black Clouds Over Dark Majesty.

    1. Belisario says:

      Very good split indeed! Thanks for reminding me of this stuff, I hadn’t listened to it for more than 10 years! It’s great to see it aged so well.

      1. Johan P says:

        I had almost forgotten about it myself! Thunderbolt aren’t too shabby for being polack NSBM done in an Emperor crossed with heavy metal style.

  2. Interracial Porn and Arghoslent says:

    Now review Hunger of Elements and someone give me a list of actual GOOD symphonic black metal like Roots Thunder.

    1. Johan P says:

      I’d like a review of this one too. I have consciously avoided it because fears of disapointment.

    2. Johan P says:

      Try Avzhia. They may not be symphonic in a proper sense, but they have a grandiose sound.

  3. JizzSurge says:

    I like your liquid words and liquid thoughts style.

  4. Wrawn Shite says:

    Oh Anton Rudrick… Is this a forgotten gem? Is it amazing but nobody noticed it back in ’00 but they should’ve?! FUCK!

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