Album Review: Botanist – Ecosystem (Aural Music)

Botanist is a highly creative Experimental Avant-garde Black Metal band — or, in their perspective, Green Metal. At times eerie and ghostly, almost mystical, the sound is harsh, but it’s still gorgeous and almost delicate, haunting, atmospheric and soothing.

The brand new album ‘Ecosystem’ is a concept about the ecosystems of redwood forests on the West Coast of the United States. Ecosystem deals with mankind’s impact on those forests, particularly calling into question whether humanity has an operating ‘ecosystem’ of its own.

It will be released on October 25th 2019.

A haunting and emotional experience, Botanist is atmospheric/avant-garde black metal but so much more then that. The 8 tracks of Ecosystem touches the soul especially if you have even a passing care about nature and humanities destruction of it.

With raw and rough riffing, melodic lows and highs and vocals that scratch and claw with desperation, Botanist deliver a knockout blow. The softer chanting vocal style of Alluvial, the uncomfortable ringing of Sphagnum, the tear-jerking beauty of Acclimation and the melodic dissonance of Red Crown. Four moments from this album that will leave most in awe of what Botanist have accomplished here.


Botanist – Ecosystem Full Track Listing:

1. Biomass
2. Alluvial
3. Harvestman
4. Sphagnum
5. Disturbance
6. Acclimation
7. Abiotic
8. Red Crown


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Botanist - Ecosystem (Aural Music)
  • The Final Score - 8.5/10
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