Irrational I


EP – 24 July 2020
Digital, Cassette, CD

“Irrational I” is the new EP by avant-garde depressive black metal project Derhead.

This last opus expands on the band’s distinctive Depressive Black Metal roots by incorporating the heaviness of Doom and Industrial music, thus defining this new creative cycle as something decidedly avant-garde and experimental.

Skilfully mixing raw and aggressive riffs with the epic grandeur of more sophisticated and slower parts, “Irrational I” deals with our fragmented relationship with the concepts of reality, desire and time.

The two long tracks comprising the EP will slowly unfold to reveal the contrasting nature of our place within the cogwheels of time, leading us to contemplate the contrast between reality and our inner self.


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“True avant-garde black metal, but executed with enough subtle moments of genius which will entice you to return for more (…) Each passage is carefully considered and the pay-off is exceptional”
Metalmance – 8/10

“With snarling vocals, crazy black cold metal riffs and menacing drum work, the record takes you on a journey through an immense glacier that never ends.
Derhead makes black metal a little colder and that’s very refreshing”
My Music Path

“Another great sounding recording from Derhead and if you are a fan of experimental and avant garde depressive black metal, you should check out this ep.”
Occult Black Metal Zine – 8/10

“The album does particularly well in skilfully mixing melodic passages with many other more obscure and atmospheric riffs”
Metalwave –  78/100




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