Samaya is a ‘sacred oath’ or ‘sacred commitment.’ As Pema Chödrön describes it, it’s “a commitment to sanity – to indestructible sanity.” "Indestructible sanity" is also the third E.P. by pioneers of "trancendental mantra metal", INTRINSIC LIGHT.
Combining low-fi entheogenic improvisation with raw necro-fuzzed blackmetal, INTRINSIC LIGHT takes mindfulness mantras and pummels them through the Third Ear and into the Higher Self, dragging one's spirit simultaneously North of Nirvana and South of Hell. To throw the Horns or to Salute the Sun? The choice has never been so hard.
Note: as the band constantly weaves heavily improvised psychedelia around their distorted brutality, the version of "Don't Set Up The Target For The Arrow" presented here is very different to the version that appears on "Necromantras for Necromeditation".
released November 26, 2015
SKINS / MUSCLE / BRUTAL MINDFULNESS: ZEN TAIT
STEEL / TONGUE / BLACKENED TRANCE: A DEMON SHEEN