Come join the ritual. Offer your hand to the feral, sentient darkness. Let the ritual weave you a new skeletal structure. Join the Chaos (Perversion).
This is not an album to be listened to in the bright daylight. In fact, if you were to try, the world would feel strange and dim as you listened.
This third full length by this new, yet prolific artist is a potent example of paying homage to past masters, while still creating something viscerally fresh in its horrifying darkness. Pay attention!
Musically, Under the Regolith is a masterwork in slightly progressive death metal.
As you approach, her child is born right in front of your eyes. The unnamed Orphan of Kos is a humanoid creature that is holding what appears to be its own bladed placenta.
Other bands attempting the Death Doom should look to the album as an example of how to play the style properly.
Take no prisoners, no holds barred, realest of the real, capital D for Death, capital M for Metal, Death Metal.
Playing death leaning grindcore, the five guys throw a fair amount of weird into the mix. The riffs are outstanding (what’s that? a grind band that knows how to play riffs?)
The self titled release actually feels much longer in a wild ‘What just happened?’ kind of way.
This time, each band offers a track to the release, as they did last time, but in addition, they sandwich a collaborative track in the middle. Big picture, this split is everything I’d hoped it would be.