Xasthur ‎– Subliminal Genocide

Hydra Head Records ‎– HH666-115, Battle Kommand Records ‎– BKR013
CD, Album


  • Instruments [All], Performer [Negativity], Vocals [Screams, Invocations / Evocations]Malefic (2)
  • Mastered By [Final Mastering]Nick Zampiello
  • Mastered By [Initial Mastering]James*, Xasthur
  • Music By, Lyrics ByMalefic (2)


Recorded during 2004 and 2005.

Released with assistance from Battle Kommand Records.
BKR catalog# taken from label's website.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker): 7 98546 22842 1
  • Matrix / Runout: CHP000027/B S2
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LM07
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI F916

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
THR-113 Xasthur Subliminal Genocide(Cass, Album, Ltd) Total Holocaust Records THR-113 Sweden 2008 Sell This Version
HH666-115 Xasthur Subliminal Genocide(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, TP, W/Lbl) Hydra Head Records HH666-115 US 2007 Sell This Version
none Xasthur Subliminal Genocide(CD, Promo) Hydra Head Records none US 2006 Sell This Version
HH666-115 Xasthur Subliminal Genocide(CD, Album) Hydra Head Records HH666-115 US 2010 Sell This Version
hh666-115 Xasthur Subliminal Genocide(CD, Album, RP) Hydra Head Records hh666-115 US 2010 Sell This Version


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June 10, 2018
This is the best songwriting that Xasthur has done in his entire discography, considering that alot of it revolves around atmospheric doom-drone with some melody shifts here and there. In fact, I'd say this is his best release unless you like the no-fi touch that his debut album had 'Nocturnal Poisoning'. 'Trauma Will Always Linger', 'Arcane and Misanthropic Projection', 'Through a Trance of Despondency' and 'Loss and Inner Distortion' are some of the highlights on the record and goddamn they are good. 'Prison of Mirrors' and 'Subliminal Genocide' are classic black metal tracks which some fine production that sounds like a recording from Hell.

The thing about this record is that it doesn't carry on forever and rather gets in your face with some creepy and often depressing lyricism with the shade of melodic riffs. The drumming on this record is a weak point, but it is compensated with the atmosphere and it is one of Scott's most moody releases. It doesn't sound like overcompressed, heavily distorted, banshee screams mixed in with muddy nails on a chalkboard but rather has a distinct style that paints a great composition.

Malefic's voice is quite powerful and doesn't rain in the background but rather adds some feeling to the LP that makes you think you just experienced being tortured and molested in a cell on Guantánamo Bay to death then brought back in the afterlife of the ninth circle of Dante's Inferno. With all metaphors and idioms aside, I can say this is a terribly frightening record that produces some pretty dreadful thoughts.



May 30, 2016
I've been in search for this cd for a very long time, if anyone has it and wish to sell it let me know, if you have a Mint or Near Mint copy I would pay up to £18!


September 8, 2015

I have the grey/black splatter variant. I bought a new, sealed copy and there is only one printed inner sleeve, the c/d disc came in a clear sleeve with a small insert that included lyrics to Prison of Mirrors. Does that sound right?