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Stellar Master Elite
III: Eternalism - The Psychospherical Chapter
November 2015
Released: 2015, Essential Purification Records
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: UK Team

‘III: Eternalism - The Psychospherical Chapter’ is Stellar Master Elite’s 3rd full length album. German black metallers Stellar Master Elite created a well structured black metal album that points towards the 15-minute long ‘Eternalism’, then which the band appropriately do not attempt to top it and thus end the album with a ‘Downfall’.

There are nine songs on the album of longer-than-average durations. The album has a good flow with a lot of variety. Especially the fourth track, ‘Perdition Time Loop’ moves a completely different realm, almost reminiscent of the Elend of early 2000s. A well-known exotic atmosphere is created in the song with the low clean vocals and intricate percussive work. ‘Hologram Temple’, which follows, takes the same atmosphere but filters through a doomy backdrop. Even though, in my opinion, the album develops towards ‘Eternalism’, these two songs are fascinating to listen, but of course this results from the surrounding sounds.

I think the album is a fantastic one, which deserves multiple sessions. You will want to come back to it.

Review by M. Selim Yavuz
Track Listing

1. Transmission: Disruption
2. Desperate Grandeur
3. Buried in Oblivion
4. Perdition Time Loop
5. Hologram Temple
6. The First Principle
7. Mark of the Beast
8. Eternalism
9. Downfall


D.F. - Guitars, MS20, Prophet 12, Sub 37, Monotron Delay, Juno 60, Nebulophone, Percussion on track 4
M.S. - Drums and Percussion, Vocals on track 7
E.K. - Vocals
T.N. - Bass
Guests on this record:
Schwadorf - Vocals and Percussion on track 4
Shahaf Ostfeld - Throat singing on track 1

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