A black orb is a mysterious phenomenon that sometimes appears in pictures and videos, and it's often assigned rather creepy paranormal meanings. These spheres of light can appear in different colours, and they're thought to be manifestations of energy or spirits. They usually float in mid-air and can move quickly.
Black orbs may represent a negative or unfriendly spirit, but they can also be the sign of an energetic vortex that could be harmful if approached without caution. A black orb might hover near the edge of such a vortex, looking for lower-frequency residue to feed on. Alternatively, it could be the energy of a person who committed suicide and lingers in an ego-identifiable form.
Fortunately, Astriferous know how to use their tools with dexterity, deploying off-kilter riffing across eight tracks that blend peak Incantation-esque thrills, Crematory stoked anxieties, and a Finnish death metal warped bent to a gnarly effect. Their clever songwriting gets support from an organic production job that ensures the musicians have room to work within a cohesive but filthy whole, and Pulsations from the Black Orb is a debut that demands heavy rotation.