Paimonia – Disease Named Humanity

Genre: Black/Death Metal
Label: Humanity's Plague Productions 
Fomat: CD
Our view : 86 %

Nihilism and misanthropy is again on the extreme review’s menu. This time, we’ve had the chance to listen to Paimonia’s album “Disease Named Humanity”, which remained popular despite the fact that it has been released in 2013 on a tape edition. The band Paimonia comes from Novi Sad, the members are B.V (Vocals, Guitars, Bass) and N.P.V (Drums). In the spring of 2014 the album was released on a CD by “Humanity’s Plague Productions”. Just this edition has arrived to our CD players, and in the next few lines we will bring this black/death devastation closer to you.

A rusty melody of doom signifies the beginning of the story that this album tells. Exactly, we are talking about the first song on the album named “As Plague Scourge This World Apart”. Brutal double bass kick drums with filthy but melodic guitar parts enrich this antihuman story just in the way that’s expected.  Misanthropic devastating rage is pursued in the song “Contagion Through Aeons” which rays with slow theatrical bridges fusing with voice of a guest vocal on the last verse of this song – Paolo Bruno (Thy Light, Desdominus). Alluring melody of the acoustic guitar on the very beginning of the third song “Ruined From Catharsis” is interrupted by a strong and powerful guitar part that will literally take you to the black empire of Paimonia. The chaotic ride is continued in the fourth song “Depth Within Nothingness Called Life”. A sick guitar intro will clear all your doubts whether this album is worth having in your collection. Also, an interesting fact is that the guest performer in this song is a violinist Andrijana Rajić, which is quite rare and unusual, but in its own way magnificently fused with the song. “I curse your view of the light” is an artistic message that is brought in the song “Resurgence of Malice”. Next-to-last song “Funeral of Decaying World” is lyrically closing this well composed album, while the instrumental Opus VII (Through The Endless Phantasmagoria) is carving it into the history.

It is important to say that the vocal B.V certainly has the color that is not so common among this genre, which makes the Paimonia stand out from classical copy/paste bands and projects of this genre and it builds its own special and very unique story. Also, we’re talking about young but very experienced artists who have brought their endeavor to a very high level in production as well as in musical and lyrical sense. The only little and not so important criticism refers to the design, though very authentic, modern and related to the text itself, in our opinion not enough ambitious, detailed and dramatic for this brutal album. Anyway, all loyal and tough lovers of black art of doom should have to listen to what Paimonia offers and definitely buy this album because they certainly won’t regret it!