the next artisan era records release in my collection. amazon proved to be the best source for vinyl from this american tech death label. still they only seem to have a portion of the label's catalogue. re-issues for spawn of possession records or the first the zenith passage e.p. successfully elude me as for now. we'll see if i ever get a hold on them.
back to equipoise. i saw this album advertised in the artisan era shop. it was praised as a technical death metal masterpiece with numerous members from bands such as first fragment, inferi or beyond creation. those super band line-up's raise expectations which are too often not met. in this case one does not have to be afraid, equipoise meets the expectations and at times even exceeds them.
the record is a whirlwind of breathtaking musical technicalty. every song bursts with energy and playfulness that "demiurgus" only weakness is the sheer flood of impressions. that is a complaint on a very high level, though. any beyond creation or obscura fan will feast on this opus. i snagged the dualis version on orange and blue merge vinyl limited to 300 copies. i used a may discount offering from amazon and made the price worthwhile through that. good score! artisan era released this in a slip sleeve with a double-sided insert. 2019.