by Kardashev

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Manny Marsh-Sachs It is really hard for me to like most new death metal // deathgaze due to the over-saturation of similar sounds and textures, but these guys blow it out of the park. Favorite track: The Chiliagon.
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Robert Harper Interesting lyrical concepts and chugs that blast your balls. Favorite track: Potentiality.
Dann 'the djentle giant'
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Dann 'the djentle giant' As a fan of melodic/symphonic black metal, Kardashev is an essential for me. As a fan of prog metal, it's also a must for my collection. The guys from Kardashev exploit subjects I really like (science, sci-fi, anticipation, universe, the mind of man, microcosms and macrocosms, etc.). They are also awesome musicians. That's really good stuff...
Aaron Harman
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Aaron Harman AZ metal at it's best!! Favorite track: Multitudes of Life.
fathead dog
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fathead dog This is a well arranged EP. So refreshing to hear something so heavy and crushing, yet emotional. To compare this to Fallujah's "The Flesh Prevails" is a travesty. Although I enjoy "The Flesh Prevails", I feel Fallujah went over the top with the ambient music at times. Kardashev takes you on a rollercoaster ride, all the instrumental & vocal parts complement each other really well. The only complaint I have is that it is not a full length album. Kardashev left me wanting & carving more! Favorite track: Displacement.
Aaron Chisholm
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Aaron Chisholm A great sound with a good amount of balance to keep my ears interested. Favorite track: The Chiliagon.
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Inspired Musically by Fallujah, The Contortionist, and Aegaeon.
Inspired Intellectually by Nikolai Kardashev, Alex Grey, and Carl Sagan/Neil Degrasse Tyson/Bill Nye
Released on Subliminal Groove Records


released October 1, 2013



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Kardashev Tempe, Arizona

Kardashev is a Progressive Death Metal group focusing on the advancement of the human race through themes of technology, selflessness, love, and altruism. They've done away with complexity and flashiness to take root in the beautiful and minimal.

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Track Name: Potentiality
Mankind has left the Earth.
Readjusted purposes.
Commencing alignment shift.

D.S. Alpha 12389.
The power above now cradled

Disengaged hybrid systems.
Power runs pure and clean.
Radiant light and heat.
Architecture of energy.

A new solar world
of flawless design.

A crystalline filigree
continuous and
Synthetic rings of
infinite life.

One of one million
six hundred thousand
emitters are powering
a vast network
of amethyst fluorescence.
A vast network
of renewability.

A station built
among the stars
for a global civilization.
Track Name: Multitudes of Life
The power to destroy distinction
within a single cell.

"Authorization denied."

"You are impeding progress!
Your mind is closed!"

"The risk outweighs the benefits.
We do not know what it
will create."

"I will nourish the cell and bring
this to completion."

Catalyst of
self sustaining processes
to accelerate

This system
is living.
Maintaining homeostasis.
Origin -
unknown and in question.
A complex network of
matter and form.

The being that sat before her
was self aware.
Its eyes held consciousness.
A complex inquiry.

"I was not born into wisdom.
Wisdom was born into me."

This is first contact.
This is rebirth.
Track Name: The Chiliagon
Creation without
a true visualization.
one thousand new worlds.


Wisdom was forward.
Confused representation

Spacial concepts had since dissolved.
Walkway to the infinite.
Mankind made humble
at sight of endlessness.

One of one million six hundred thousand
Will multiply exponentially.

Oscillating light -
A speed no longer challenged.
Reality folds.

Cyclic oscillator.
infinite power source.

Removed causality.
No understanding.
Yet they sought outlying worlds
and never intervening space.
Faith placed in the unknown.
No understanding.

Distance fades away,
a newly flawed conception.
Precipice. A door.
Track Name: Displacement
Immersed in emptiness.
The mass of other bodies pushed aside.
Soft echoing of solitary footsteps.

this hollow station is alienation.
Off world advancement
had trapped her within.

where had such wonder gone?
Every hope had been taken for granted.
the fabric of reality torn apart.

Alone and unprepared.
No restitution.
Mortality of flesh
is realized.

of exotic matter
folds the fabric of the universe.

"Know us not by our names
but by the dark that created us."

Pale flesh abominations
brought forth from other worlds.
initial contact was
met with aggression.

Each being spoke with ten voices,
droning words from their sides.
The depths of space had been
named as their father.


to be alone.

The Dark that created us.
Track Name: Continuum
has collapsed.
resources are
to the development of
Autonomous self-replication.

"This process will mirror
natural concepts
while guided by
pre-written code."

"This process will mirror
natural concepts
while guided by
pre-written code."

the synthesis
of flesh
and technology
with great intent
on finding new life
in our galaxy."

The theory
of infinite lifelessness
replaced by the certainty
of infinite abundance.

No longer
a race of complacency.
they grasp at the powers of

Systems of exploration
now have precedence
in light of all evidence
they are not alone.
they are not alone.

they are the programmers
of their own fate -
outside the powers of

Pathfinder initiative.
Mastery of bio-robotic engineering.

They have placed themselves
inside their creations.
through synthetic eyes
they have gained sight.

in exploring the galaxy
they return to themselves.