Every so often there are albums that make you feel utterly disgusting and filthy after just one listen, and those albums are of course generally grimy and riddled with putrid filth themselves. Manifestation of Inner Darkness which is the new offering from Coffin Lust does exactly that. After a single listen you feel as though you have been drenched in stagnant blood and buried up to your neck in fetid discarded corpse parts. Coffin Lust is unrelenting death metal and there are no other genres at work in this release that could make you think that this is anything but death.
Covered in maggots and drenched in enough grime to choke a still breathing human, Coffin Lust burst out of their coffins with intensity and ferocious devastation. With Manifestation of Inner Darkness you get eight songs of unremitting horror and death. After pressing play, a familiar stench of rotting corpses hits your nostrils letting you know that you are in for something utterly rotten and disturbing. Throughout this release, Coffin Lust never waver from their death metal roots as they play each song in the strain of old-school death. As mentioned, there is only one genre at work here, and that genre is blood soaked agonizing death metal and it’s only goal is to add you to its pile of rotting bones.
Manifestation of Inner Darkness feels as though it in fact was just dug up from the grave and unleashed on everyone to be tormented and tortured. You can’t get much more rotten and filthy as this as each song is packed with petrified remains and fetid mulch swimming with night crawlers. This record is truly visceral, raw and skull caving as Coffin Lust attacks and guts you like a fish right from the start never letting up until you have been fully skinned. Each song is bone chilling, hair raising and they all make your skin crawl just as it would when you get buried and an array of bugs and vermin crawl under your rotting skin.
Every song does its best to claw and scrape at your flesh only to have your blood and marrow drained only to be thrown in a secluded ditch. This entire release is massive and the run times of each song are pretty substantial which means your torture is prolonged and your agony is stretched out longer and longer. Every album creates an atmosphere in one way or another, and the atmosphere of this album is utterly rancid as it makes you feel as though you have been buried alive under rotting soil next to other decomposing bodies.
Coffin Lust supplies you with buzzing and skull grinding riffs, heavy and throat slashing bass lines, head caving drums and bile soaked vocals that make this release that much more vile. Manifestation of Inner Darkness is a sickening display of death metal and just death in general. You can’t escape the rancid darkness and you shouldn’t try. Each song is memorable and gets you drunk off of the stench of the dead. This is old-school death metal but with Coffin Lust’s own twists and contortions. Manifestations of Inner Darkness as a whole is a perverse and sickening release and really is a deadly good listen.
Manifestations of Inner Darkness will be released through Hells Headbangers May 13, 2016.
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