2014 release from multi-instrumentalist Andrew Markuszewski (AKA Aamonael), one of the founding members of the popular and notorious Nachtmystium and current member of blackened Sludge Metal abomination Lord Mantis. Avichi is his solo outlet to show that he is one of the premier visionaries in today's Black Metal scene. Releasing his debut album under the Avichi moniker in 2007, he gained even further recognition for his sophomore full-length the Devil's Fractal, a dark and sinister opus released in 2011. Set to build upon the success of the Devil's Fractal, Catharsis Absolute solidifies Markuszewski's reputation as one of the most important masterminds of the American underground. The album is a virulent yet enlightening expression of sophisticated Black Metal and the artist's most accomplished work to date. Needless to say, it is an essential release for fans of cult entities such as Leviathan, Negative Plane, Lurker of Chalice, Deathspell Omega, Katharsis and early Nachtmystium.