Culminating filth and destruction by bringing together doom, death, dungeon synth and power electronics is Chasmdweller. As unique as their sound is, Chasmdweller’s sound is just as punishing and foreboding. The two vile tracks that are present within their self titled release combine all of the above genres to create something unholy and entirely unique. Through this twenty minute release, you become subject to an overall bone shaking, disparaging sound that aims to grind your bones to dust. This self titled release is a monster. It is one that is multi headed and multi faceted as it comes accosts you from all sides with each genre that it employs with pure malevolence.
With as many genres and unique sounds as Chasmdweller stitches together here, you may think that the overall sound would be muddled, but the opposite is quite true. Chasmdweller sews everything together seamlessly to create a cohesive and comprehensive sound that is gripping and down right deadly. From the abyssal doom to the skull shattering death metal and foreboding ambiance and atmosphere that the electronic elements provide, you come to listen to a well balanced and filthy sound. Both tracks are constructed in such a way that each aspect of each genre has their time to shine making this self titled release as a whole very well rounded and put together.
From the very beginning, Chasmdweller has a great ability to pull you in to the murk and filth as their tracks are ever gripping and compelling. With great malevolence, Chasmdweller lumbers forth through each minute gifting you with something that you have not heard before in the minute previous. Both of the tracks that are harbored within the title are filthy and twisted offerings, ones that bring death and wield plagues. As they rumble forth, each track burns life to ashes and darkens where light dwells. These are sinister and malevolent offerings that march forth leaving destruction and disease in their wake.
Chasmdweller offers something new here with their self titled release that is very welcomed. Their sinister and murky sound is inviting and devilish to the point where you have to press play again and again. Within only two tracks, Chasmdweller offers something that is compelling and unique that is hard to ignore. This is a very solid debut offering from these dungeon lurkers.
This self titled release will be unleashed April 18 through Static Void Records.
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