SRiHKAL 2017: Short Releases I Have Known And Loved (Part Two)


All the EP’s, demos, and other short releases from 2017 you need to hear right now.

Around this time for the past couple of years, I’ve ran a series highlighting some of my favourite short releases that I found particularly intoxicating throughout past year. The format was loosely based on the chemical cookbooks of Alexander Shulgin (TiHKAL & PiHKAL), because in the modern age dominated by the imposition of neo-conservatism, draconian drug laws mean the only legal way to experiment with anything fresh is through music. As always, adjust your dose based on your age, weight, tolerance, and fingernail length.


IUPAC Name: Within The Weaves Of Infinity | Ivory Stone

Class: Psychotropic

Synthesis: 23/07/2017 | Reykjavik, Iceland.

Dosage: 3 dried grams / 1 cap.

Duration: 19 minutes.

Symptoms: Ego dissolution, Glazed eyes, Disequilibrium.

Similar Compounds: Svartidauði, Balmog, Sisyphean.



IUPAC Name:  Mūto

Class: Stimulant

Synthesis: 20/06/2017 | Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Dosage: 4ml.

Duration: 12 minutes.

Symptoms: Insomnia, Bruxism, Tachycardia.

Similar Compounds: Psyopus, Seminary, The Dillinger Escape Plan.


IUPAC Name: Investigator 

Class: Hallucinogen

Synthesis: 21/04/2017 | Oslo, Norway.

Dosage: 2 treatments.

Duration: 10 minutes.

Symptoms: Dysrhythmia, Nausea, Erratic behaviour.

Similar Compounds: Ved Buens Ende, Dødheimsgard, Richter.



IUPAC Name: Sweltering Madness

Class: Steroidal

Synthesis: 26/08/2017 | Tucson, USA.

Dosage: 2g.

Duration: 9 minutes.

Symptoms: Physical Aggression, Sweating, Memory Loss.

Similar Compounds: Mammoth Grinder, Black Breath, Entombed.


IUPAC Name:  Ancestral

Class: Entheogen

Synthesis: 28/04/2017 | Brazil.

Dosage: 4 tokes.

Duration: 24 minutes.

Symptoms: Spiritual Ideation, Sensory Amplification, Sedation (w/ higher doses).

Similar Compounds: Fief, Valacharuhn, Elgra.

Void Eater


Class: Dissociative

Synthesis: 10/12/2017 | Kolbotn, Norway.

Dosage: 4mg.

Duration: 22 minutes.

Symptoms: Disorientation, Pupil Dilation, Altered Spatial Perception.

Similar Compounds: Ifrinn, Præternigma, Henosis.

SRiHKAL 2017 :

SRiHKAL 2016 :

Part One – Spectral Apparition (Cavernous Black/Death), Úir (Moss Metal), Shrine Of Insanabilis (Black Metal)

Part Two – Martröð (Exp. Black/Death), Acherontas/Slidhr (Black/Death), Witte Wieven (Atmospheric/Psych) 

SRiHKAL 2015 :

Part One – Throaat (Black Thrash), Instrumental (adj.) (Exp. Math-Prog), Watchtower (Doom), Erruant (Exp. Black)

Part Two – Atlas Entity (Tech-Death, Barghest (Black Doom), Skunk (Stoner), Vacivus (Death)

Part Three – Besieged (Thrash/Death), Cryptic Hymn (Melo-Death), Deep Space Destructors (Psych), Bastardizer (Black Thrash)

Part Four – A Diadem Of Dead Stars (Atmospheric), Expander (HC/PV), Barús (Exp. Prog/Death), Predatory Light (Psych Black)

(Header Image via View From The Coffin)

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  • Guacamole Jim

    Can vouch personally for Onryō – shit fucken rips.

  • Jack Bauer

    Love that void eater. I like the Mispyrming song thats on that split with Sinmara a lot more than Sinmara’s song.

    • Lacertilian

      Total opposite for me, the Misþyrming track didn’t hit like their album while the Sinmara one felt like one of their most accomplished stand-alone songs

  • I like the direction Sinmara took on this EP, it’s like a mix of the Icelandic BM sound with gallant melodies.

    • Lacertilian

      Naðra vibes on the first couple for sure. Third track is my fave by far

      • Prob why I like this EP more than their full-length, I love Naðra!

  • That “FFO: Fief” looks super sexy!!!

  • The Grand Galactic Inquisitor

    As a pharmacist, this presentation speaks to me.