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Esoteric Defiance

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Give it time to build (30 second intro), lots of variation in this one. Starts aggressive and flows into a hard finish. Listen to all the way through.

Undecided on the genre, thought it was a little too disruptive to be ambient but there definitely are a lot of ambient elements in it.

What kind of visual do you get out of it?

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You want visuals, sister? You got it. I see a bustling, vertical city of arcologies on the asian coast during typhoon season.

Random? Why yes!

Anyway, really solid song, as always. Your new shit has really notched up a number of levels form your old stuff, but all of it's good anyway, so bonus :P.

Effin A

You are an ambient god to me , this piece and your other works are proof of that.
This is S grade materia.
visual : steel battleship near shore patrolling cannons at the ready english style officers with tricornets at the helm with a red sun on the horizon

Yeah my visuals are a bit random, but that's what i got :)

I Wholeheartedly Endorse This Product (OF GENIUS!)

If you look underneath this review, note how Bad-Man Incorporated (ala "Mr. Hey Fuckers Eat My Metal") asks Sephora about possible collaboration, having enjoyed the harshness of her catalog. I should not have acted so surprised; I recommended BMI or even GoreBastard to her in my reviews of her material.

I should have realized that referring Sephora to BMI and his contemporaries was not without said contemporaries knocking at her door also. Hopefully they understand and behold the coffin behind her as she answers her door. They should stare longingly into her dwelling, hoping she will let them in, but it is clear that these bloodsuckers are like company, peas in a pod.

If you grasp the metaphor correctly, you can deduce my next comment: Esoteric Defense, with freakish monster moans in the background, sounds similar to soundtracks of movies that are based on Anne Rice novels. It's almost erotic, really... perhaps the bassline plays tricks on us. Let's not forget that the darkest moments in humanity often correspond to the most selfish dimension of love: the eros. Esoteric Defiance isn't as noisy or as harsh as Sephora's previous industrial songs, but it is gorgeous and even slick in its expression. It's recommended for anyone who seeks something utterly different from ordinary radio-friendly music... the one who burns countless CDs for use in their automobiles.

Not my daily cup of tea

But the ambient aspects I very much enjoy, and this has an overall feel that is far from mainstream, which I approve of. Too much regurgitated garbage nowadays, and this strays from the norm, but in a good direction of what I'll deem to be 'original'.

On a side note.. "Starts aggressive and flows into a hard finish." Sort of suggests it doesn't change. :P


I love your style. I'd love it if you could help me out with some ambient stuff for something metal I'm working on?

Anyways, dark passageway, leads to no where. Nothing but alone, cold, and empty.
Thats how this made me feel.
Like a blindfolded journey through our broken existance. Or something.

Current Score

4.38 / 5.00 (+ 0.038)

Credits & Info


4.92 / 5.00

Jan 3, 2009
12:42 AM EST
File Info
5.9 MB
3 min 13 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.