I feel like this is the most obscure metal I've ever really listened to, and was wondering if anybody else had heard them. I only have the 1999 release A Sombre Dance. I would describe it as blackened chamber doom metal. I think it's really quite beautiful and indeed sombre, but there is also an underlying epicness that always brings me back.
I posted the first couple of tracks from YouTube, but all the tracks from A Sombre Dance are in this guy's channel, simply titled Intro-Chapter IX. The tracks all bleed into each other, it's really like a symphony with several movements.
ESTATIC FEAR LYRICS - A Sombre Dance (1999)
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNoAZbbw3cE]YouTube - Estatic Fear - Intro & Chapter I[/VIDEO]
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa9LHyf_d_A&feature=related]YouTube - Estatic Fear - Chapter II[/VIDEO]
I have both albums...good stuff. A Sombre Dance is more interesting to me than Somnium Obmutum, though.