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Today we’d like to introduce you to Resurrectionist. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Resurrectionist is a symphonic black metal project wholly devoted to approaching the unknown through musical storytelling. Born out of a desire to tell tales of undeath, transformation, and transfiguration, Resurrectionist has become an unflinching and uncompromising voice of symphonic black metal. The goal of the project is to place emphasis on the symphonic elements of the band, using the musical tools available to approach and express what some would consider the divine and others wholly demonic.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Doing the work that we do is never easy or simple. It requires delving into the most taboo, profane places the mind can go. When one delves deep enough, they may go beyond the mind itself and into the arms of death. This is where Resurrectionist lives. At the cusp of death and the Other Side.

The tales told by Resurrectionist express this. Through stories of love, loss, fulfillment of desire, and tragic downfall, the lessons of the void are brought forward so that they may be heard by those who would listen. With this comes a degree of perfectionism and struggle, as the music itself needs to express the story being told. The listener should be able to understand the narrative or invent their own without the aid of a lyric sheet. The time spent crafting these pieces are well worth it.

Each piece is often composed as an orchestral work first, with the traditional elements of the band filling a role that is designed to complement the orchestra, not overpower or work against it. All work as One.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
As stated before, Resurrectionist is a Symphonic Black Metal project. Meaning that it incorporates the orchestra with the traditional elements of a metal band. The genre itself is not new, but it is often underwhelming. Resurrectionist seeks to take the untamed fury of extreme metal and graft it together with the supreme majesty of the orchestra.

Every piece that uses the orchestra stands on its own as an orchestral work. The band elements could be removed, and the piece would function the same. All of this work is written from the mindset of a composer who specializes in the orchestra, not a guitarist that likes the sound.

Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
The most important lesson is devotion. Open thyself to the unfathomable void that exists just beyond the veil of death, and listen. In this, find your true will. That gnawing hunger to create, even express that which cannot be expressed in words. Feed it.

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