is truly modern Black
metal that stands tall with intelligent, political and philosophical
concepts, and rages forth with a violence and intense emotion
that few can ever hope to achieve.
CD has appeared on many Best Black Metal Albums of 2009 lists.
Panopticon is represents anarchism, subjectivism, society, paganism,
pantheism, Norse mythology, and heathenism. Panopticon revolts
against consumer-driven music, apolitical and boring / stale satanism
and racist bullshit that plagues the black metal community. No
rulers, no masters!
- Collapse CD
Panopticon is intensely
emotional and atmospheric Black Metal that transcends the genre
with both boots deeply submerged in the grim aggression that keeps
the underground flame burning.
Blazing modern raw black metal seemlessly merges with American
bluegrass and folk using a myriad of wind, stringed, and keyed
instruments. Where other bands seem to force the blend of styles,
Panopticon never falters.
This is black metal unafraid to experiment with other musical
genres and styles. It is steeped in history, Pagan Norse mythology,
and a well-educated philosophy of anarchism in support of a strong,
small community versus a nation of complacency and spinelessness.
Panopticon proudly defends their political beliefs and does so
intelligently with true strength and courage.
Panopticon can transform you and prepare you for the imminent
collapse of industrialized society as we know it.