Defective Epitaph

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Defective Epitaph
Studio album by Xasthur
Released September 25, 2007 (2007-09-25)
Genre Black metal
Length 75:00
Label Hydra Head (HYH-130-2), Enemies List Home Recordings
Producer Xasthur
Xasthur chronology
Subliminal Genocide
Defective Epitaph
All Reflections Drained
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (6.9/10)[2]

Defective Epitaph is a 2007 album by the American one-man black metal act Xasthur. This is the first recording on which Malefic played acoustic drums, although some tracks still make use of a drum machine.[3] Like previous Xasthur albums, the lyrics were not released to the public ("The lyrics are unavailable upon request" inside the CD box). It was described by one reviewer as Xasthur's most accessible release to date.[4] The Japanese edition released on Daymare Recordings features a bonus disc containing 5 unreleased tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Xasthur.

No. Title Length
1. "Soulless Elegy" 2:42
2. "Purgatory Spiral" 4:29
3. "Cemetery of Shattered Masks" 6:03
4. "Malignant Prophecy" 5:40
5. "Oration of Ruin" 7:23
6. "Legacy of Human Irrelevance" 5:36
7. "Dehumanizing Procession" 4:52
8. "Funerals Drenched in Apathy" 5:29
9. "Worship (The War Against) Yourself" 7:34
10. "A Memorial to the Waste of Life" 8:44
11. "The Only Blood That Pours Is Yours" 8:15
12. "Unblessed Be" 8:13
Total length: 75:00
Japanese bonus disc
No. Title Length
1. "Untitled/Unreleased" 3:24
2. "Untitled/Unreleased" 5:45
3. "Morder Gjenklang Av Tankegangen" 10:54
4. "Funerals Drenched in Apathy / Soulless Elegy (First Attempt)" 9:28
5. "Awakening to the Unknown Perception of Evil (Second Attempt)" 8:02


  • Malefic – vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, bass, viola, drums, percussion, drum programming


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ [citation needed]
  4. ^ Erickson, Steve. "Sound Tracks Review: Xasthur". Archived from the original on May 2, 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2007.