Earlier this year Boethiah released their gutting debut full length Invocation of the Xenolith, and now a mere seven months later they are back to unleash yet even more cosmic horror by the name of Celestial Gateway. This six track offering picks up where Boethiah left off with Invocation of the Xenolith as this EP provides you with even more gut ripping and shredding death metal that is sure to melt your skin and warp your mind beyond repair. Celestial Gateway is just as savage and relentless as their full length as it provides you with six straight tracks of barbaric bleeding raw death metal.
Boethiah begin their new EP with an ominous intro titled Approaching The Gateway that immediately sets an unsettling tone as it relays a message of imminent death and torment. Once Approaching The Gateway concludes it doesn’t take Boethiah long before they dive straight in to the thick of their onslaught as they roll straight in to the second track Charting The Unknown. Immediately you are greeted with bone crunching riffs that are backed by pummeling drums and monstrous throat shredding vocals. This first full track is a monstrous one as it displays great destructive power as it rumbles along setting you up for even more barbarity to come.
The remaining four tracks that follow Charting The Unknown supply you with more of the same raw and punishing death metal. Each track is a ripping and ceaseless offering that rip and tear in to without so much as a second thought. These six cosmic horrors are just that as they supply you with a sickening amount of death that cannot be denied. Each track is a well crafted slaughtering that twists your neck and lets you of your blood never to stop the savagery until the final track has concluded. Celestial Gateway as a whole is downright twisted, haunting and eviscerating from beginning to end as it provides you with gnarled unforgiving death metal track after track. One right after another, Boethiah suffocates you underneath droves of unrelenting sonic horror until you are left floating lifeless in the frozen wasteland of the cosmos.
Each track on this EP is a well written, well crafted and haunting piece of work that is sure to plague your mind for quite some time once you are done listening. Celestial Gateway is a very solid outing as it provides you with nothing but top notch death metal from beginning to end. Boethiah prove once again with this EP that they are one the most exciting new death metal bands out there and that they are here to stay.