Slated for release in 2021, “Inverted Illusions” is the first full-length album from Colorado natives Scepter of Eligos. The first single “Reabsorbed” is a fresh look at the band who were more sludgy in the early days, and gradually have become more psychedelic, aggressive, and dark.
What awaits with “Reabsorbed” is a chunky battering of grimey sludge twisted together with death metal vocals, churning guitar work, and endless echoes of pulverizing bass tones that ripple through your ears like the tentacles of an angry old god that seeks its revenge through the means of festering doom. The band explains the single in their own words:
“Reabsorbed is a descent into a dark crypt which is reflected lyrically as death being a passage to oneness with the earth and soil.”
Taking inspiration from an assortment of heavy acts, ranging from death metal, doom metal, and heavy rock, they write lyrics that come from vocalist Andrew’s occult practice and readings
Formed in 2012, they are no strangers to playing in bands, the vast amount of experience they have is proven with their musicianship and cohesiveness that is evident in the music.
Listeners who are looking for metal that blurs genre lines will enjoy Scepter of Eligos especially those who like Incantation, Weedeater, and Disfear.
1. Reabsorbed (5:46)
2. Biological Possession (5:53)
3. Starless Chasms (4:46)
4. Inverted Illusion (3:24)
5. Procession of Spectres (10:20)
Album Length: 30:10
All songs written and performed by Scepter of Eligos
Tracks 1-4 Mixed and Mastered by:
Jamie Hillyer at Module Overload Studio
Track 5 Mixed and Mastered by: Felipe Patino at Green Door Recordings
Cover art by: Christina Hunt of Heavy Metal Talisman
Layout by:S.Wyatt Houseman of Hidden Hand Extreme Music Marketing
Logo by: Dennis Lee Hughs of Cythraul Art
Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Scepter of Eligos crashes into listeners in a wave of death, doom, and psychedelic sludge. An amalgamation of heavy styles with an unique spin, Chris Candelario (bass), Frank Candelario (drums), and Andrew Sares (vocals/guitars) work collaboratively to flesh out what they describe as “Psychedelic metal of death”. To accompany their punishing music they craft lyrics based on Sares’ occult practices and readings. They take their name from Aleister Crowley’s description of Eligos; a Goetic demon that is said to appear on a winged horse holding a scepter and a serpent.
Since their conception in 2012, the musical careers of the power trio have been a whirlwind of gigs both on the local and national levels playing with bands such as The Chasm, Manilla Road, Lycus, and Bongripper garnering attention from a variety of metalheads. Thus far they have 3 releases to their name; a demo from 2013, the 2017 single “RIP Martin Eric Ain” and the 2018 EP “MMXVIII”. Pushing onward with grit and determination they will be releasing the full-length “Inverted Illusions” in 2021.
Boasting live performances that are as varied and intriguing as their music, one can expect to be overtaken by the energy and succumb to the gritty, cryptic psychedelic doom Scepter of Eligos channels from the stage.