US black metal, project of Gauntlet Ring mainman Taurus. Debut album. CD edition.
"Shadowgate of Winter’s Spirit is the monolithic debut album of Atheosophia. The modest beginnings of the project saw the release of a short rehearsal demo that showcased a newfound direction for Taurus. Emphasizing a style of Black Metal more concise and more targeted than other related projects, Atheosophia presents a Nietzschian vision for a siege on Abrahamic ideals and the rebirth of Pagan and arcane identity. Still, nothing could prepare the listener for the evolution from demo to album of Taurus’ immutable, ideological proclamation of black hateful metal." -label
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