IXTLAHUAC "Tekuyotl De La Yaotlachinoli" [12" LP, Green Vinyl]
2018 - Black Metal from United States
First press of 200 copies on guacomole green vinyl. Comes with 3mm jacket and 12" insert. (Description by P. Lautensleger) After establishing their mission with a series of exceptional demos, IXTLAHUAC has returned with their first official full-length statement TEKUYOTL DE LA YAOTLACHINOLI. Translating to "Señorio de la Guerra Sagrada" or "Sacred Warlord," TEKUYOTL DE LA YAOTLACHINOLI is a recording steeped in the history of the ancient peoples of post-classical Mesoamerica. A grim treatise on the warlike reality of life under the Tekuyotl, IXTLAHUAC creates here an opus of expressionist aggression, melding ornate guitar movements through a maze of claustrophobic blasts and staccato war drums. Change is a constant, with nine tracks weaving and galloping eloquently through an arcane architecture. Atmospheric instrumentals provide marginalia for this esoteric codex, creating a chilling cinematic ambience fitting for its subject matter. IXTLAHUAC is joined on this recording by drummer Keme (ENGENDERO MALEVELO), adding a primeval pulse to the record's Nahuatl war poetry. Borne from the blood of memory, TEKUYOTL DE LA YAOTLACHINOLI is an essential avowal for a literate listenership. For fans of Vlad Tepes, Volahn, and Xibalba.