Lord! Anagnorisis certainly doesn’t pull any sonic or emotional punches on its majestic, seriously affecting gut-punch sophomore full-length Peripeteia — a powerful blend of forward-thinking, nuanced black metal and excerpts from circa ’82-87 family recordings he found on two cassette tapes after his father’s death.
We’ve got an exclusive stream of one of those tracks below, along with the following exegesis from vocalist Zachary Kerr…
“5306 Morningside” envelops many forms of significance in Peripeteia: It was the address of my childhood home, the foundation of what I believed a family was to be surmised of, and a place of both great sadness and soaring joy. A home to childhood luster and youthful perspective, innocence that would eventually be set to trial, as I try to pick apart the pieces of my own destruction. In its ashes, as memories fade, I now sort the accountability for the path I’ve traveled, and unveil those that misled me along the way. It was the catalyst of creation to the tapes that my parents had the foresight to record; the tapes that we’ve been able to create this timeline with and the starting point in my own personal peripeteia. My most vivid memories of my late father live here, and it’s where I go — this audio of memories we’ve created — to find him and come to terms with pasts unfinished. Peripeteia is one consecutive work that deserves to be digested as a whole, as it was written with specific intent; So take this track as just a fragment of a much larger picture.
Peripeteia arrives next month via Vendetta Records.