Izmir or the former Greek Smyrna is a port city with oil refinery, and in addition the band Xorest from Izmir refines their music to be very exciting listening on the new album Vortex Of Desolation. The album is the bands second album, but they released three split album in 2014 and a demo in 2013. The debut CD Yeghanku Madde came in 2016. The band member are from Turkey but also from Russia as far as I can understand? Eduard Utukin with vocals & ethnic instruments. Karahan Karaoğlu with vocals. Bora Şahin with lyrics and Dorukcan Yıldız with many instruments. Together they plays a funeral doom/ambient/drone music, and here is the song Illusion Before The Matter,
Xoresth plays no happy music to say the least. Rather, on the contrary! A very depressive mix of drone and funeral doom and leave no hopes at all. The good news is that the Turks are able to play a very fascinating music. When the band is in their more drone modus they even sounds more than depressive than ever! There is nothing urgent in Xoresht’s mind-blowing and demonic world. Just like funeral doom at its best should sound like that.