Historically, Animist is the world’s oldest religious belief – predating all forms of organized religion – and contains the oldest spiritual and supernatural perspective in the world. Combining atmospheric black metal and doom with the psychedelic experiences of desert rock and jazz fusion, WERIAN craft a stellar introduction using themes of shamanism, lycanthropy and consciousness.
1 – Hex
2 – Blade of Heresy
3 – March through Ruins
Recorded in a live setting at Nürnberg’s Tonstudio Katzer (Venenum), Animist is a gorgeous display of three harrowing tracks using only analogue devices and was meant to sound as pure and organic as possible. The album’s unique black-and-white hand-drawn cover art was inked by Chadwick St. John (Grafvitnir, Svartsyn, Arckanum, Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation), who also contributed intros to the album’s emanations.