Wisdom of Silenus

by Estuarine

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YomaBarr Great :) for some reason I imagined this being played in a mall before Xmas. Your inherent lack of forethought brought you here! 😁
Arrogant Bastard
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Arrogant Bastard If anyone ever asks you, "where can the metal genre possibly go from here?". Point them to Estuarine.
This esoteric snarl of avant-garde metal disgusts and enthralls with almost incomprehensible song structures and a guitar tone probably labeled "industrial grinder".
Enjoy the Dissonance
Favorite track: The Pain Never Dulls.
Metallurgical Fire
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Metallurgical Fire Worth a purchase on the strength of Reduced to Prey alone, Wisdom of Silenus is a much leaner effort than Estuarine is known for. However, this concise delivery does not disappoint. A very solid EP. Favorite track: Reduced to Prey.
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A limited edition piece of Estuarine history! On this disk you will get not only the entire Wisdom of Silenus EP, which features 5 brand new songs totaling 18 minutes of infectious avant garde tech grind, but also the ENTIRE instrumental mix of Estuarine's Sic Erat Scriptum album for an extra hour of instrumental progressive metal. In other words, I made sure to give you a disk filled to the brim so that you get your money's worth! Each copy comes in a durable clear jewel case with a four page booklet featuring lyrics, linear notes and extended artwork, comes with 3 vinyl stickers (featuring Sic Erat Scriptum cover art) and can be signed upon request (NOTE: signing will require me to remove shrink wrap). After this initial pressing of 100 CDs sells out it will NOT be reprinted. This is something that 100% exists as a thank you to all the fans that have been so supportive over the last few years, cheers to all of you! \m/

    Side note: Massive props to Blank Media Printing for having these things well made and at my doorstep in less that a week of making the order, holy crap!!!!!
    (www.blankmediaprinting.com) Any fellow musicians looking to get CDs printed can use this referral code BMPREF-8580 to get us both %10 off of our next orders. Thanks in advance for anyone that uses it, cheers!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Wisdom of Silenus via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 100 

      $14 USD or more 


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The two Estuarine CDs that I currently have in stock on sale together for a special price!!!!!! Totaling over 2 hours and 18 minutes of music, you get the 5 new songs off of Wisdom of Silenus and the entire Sic Erat Scriptum album in both it's original and instrumental forms. Both releases are limited edition as Wisdom will not be reprinted after this initial run of 100 and these copies of Sic are among the last of the digipaks that made up it's first pressing of 100 (future pressings will most likely be in jewel cases). Fans of rare and unorthodox metal artifacts should find a lot to enjoy here!!! Can be signed upon request (NOTE: Signing will require me to remove from shrink wrapping)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Wisdom of Silenus via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 100  13 remaining

      $23 USD or more 


  • NOTE: Updated to include the new Wisdom of Silenus EP.

    This is everything I've got for the best price I can possibly do!!! For 35 bucks you get the Shirt (High quality, 100% cotton, one sided logo and eel design), two CDs (Both Sic Erat Scriptum and Wisdom of Silenus, including full lyrics with extended art and photography for both), three high quality waterproof vinyl album art stickers and a signed guitar pick used by the band. CD can be signed upon request!!! (NOTE: Autograph will require me to remove the shrink wrap)

    I went all out to make sure all my merchandise is top notch and the best quality!!! Get this deal while you can because once I'm out of shirts It's over!!!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sic Erat Scriptum via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      $35 USD or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price


Your inherent lack of forethought brought you here.. Redemption is Futile.. Is this what you live for? Pushing your tired body through a viscus maze. Trading trivia for portions of your soul. Giving up your lives to be sold. Shame; the declining state of man’s potential. Dulled by years of rapturous overload. An endless feed fueling the need for the frivolous. The damage that’s been done cannot be reversed. Is this your true purpose? Forcing your weary mind through the poison cloud. Further into realms of confusion. Pushed beyond the threshold of return. Stupidity engulfs us like quicksand. Does this grant you freedom? From that which ails you or does it enslave you? Further down the rabbit hole you fall as memories of light fade into subconscious. Shame; the declining state of man’s potential. Dulled by years of rapturous overload. The worth of sheep boils down to wool and meat and we have been harvested to bone…
Under the guise of medication. They merchandise intoxication. To entrust the public with their own anesthetics? Or to enslave, rally and control the masses.. Pharmaceutical terrorism. Mass attack upon the minds of man. Yet the pain never dulls. In fact it grows worse with each prescription. Pharmaceutical terrorism…
Foul breath of the beast. It’s lumbering presence before me. I watch it’s mouth drop agape. Accepting this fate of consumption as mine. Feeling the dissolve of layers. Stripping perception to its core. Time’s jaw gnaws on at its own leisure. Breaking down all from flesh to stone. Such sad pathetic morsels. Endlessly spawned and reproduced. Each craving a purpose. Groomed until mature. Then cast upon the platter of tar. Stagnant sleeves reduced to prey think to manipulate their nature. So far have we begun to wander. Finding homes only in exile till time decides to take us whole…


The first EP by experimental blackened deathgrind band Estuarine. Eighteen minutes of sludgy atmospheric grinding. Downloads are free but donations are greatly appreciated and if you really want to help the band out SHARE THIS MUSIC!!!!!!

Videos: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFXv6AajP4o

News/Contact: www.facebook.com/estuarinemetal

This recording is dedicated to the memory of my fallen allies, Satorn of Torched Ebony Skies, and Lord Tartarus of Imperial Conquest. Listen to their music.

"The Wisdom of Silenus EP shows us a Hydrus even more composed and agile than ever.. it rips, it moves, it grooves, and it grinds, and that’s sometimes all I want from any sort of hyper-technical metal." Andrew Rothmund of Invisible Oranges (Read More: www.invisibleoranges.com/estuarine-the-pain-never-dulls-premiere-interview/?fbclid=IwAR22Y1GIKIFdG-1u0UoKnRI8oDphSnksgu5XvDAPwL6C9gho5F3lqdVW8SY&trackback=tsmclip )

Named one of 2019's best EPs by Metal Injection's Tech Death Tuesday column "This project deserves attention.. an aptly titled mindfuck that eschews the norm in favor of hard-to-explain eclectic terrain." Austin Weber for Metal Injection. (metalinjection.net/av/tech-death-tuesday/retrospective-look-at-the-best-technical-death-metal-of-2019) (metalinjection.net/av/tech-death-tuesday/behold-estuarines-rapturous-overload)

8.7 out of 10 "Wisdom Of Silenus is definitely among the best EP's you'll hear this year; and certainly one that stands out as a unique entity. Estuarine continues to impress me with highly eclectic music that has a distinct personality and engaging approach." FlightOfIcarus for Metal Trenches (metaltrenches.com/reviews/wisdom-of-silenus-2208)
Learn more about Estuarine and Wisdom of Silenus by listening to Hydrus's appearance on Metal Trenches' Trench Talk podcast: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki-pKsOjYe0

"...here we have five tracks of atypical extremity, taking elements from black metal, grindcore, progressive metal, and sludge, and forging them into an overarching technical death metal framework... This is music that sounds like a caged whirlwind. A scathing, hyper-aggressive, and highly engaging new release from Estuarine." Wonderboxmetal.com (wonderboxmetal.com/2020/01/12/estuarine-wisdom-of-silenus-review/)


released November 28, 2019

Hydrus- All performance, vomit and (de)composition

Jamie Amos- Recording, mixing and mastering


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Nomadic one man extreme metal project from Tampa, Florida. Experimental technical blackened deathgrind.

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