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Assumption: Absconditus

May 1, 2018
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Never to neatly fit in to one genre or another, Assumption combine the likes of doom and death metal to create a unique, abstract and ever mind expanding sound. Three tracks make up the entirety of Absconditus and through these three tracks you are treated to vast soundscapes, isolating cosmic atmosphere and extremely weighty down-tempo riffs that aren’t to be trifled with. These dirges of dark, death riddled doom metal are all consuming and ever expanding, warping your mind minute by minute. With psychedelic touches through each of the three tracks, Absconditus is an effort that provokes obscure hallucinations which ultimately break your mind completely.

From the very beginning, Assumption drag you in to the outer reaches of the cosmos. With a frigid and oppressive atmosphere to couple with the ever slow burning, crushing doom passages, Assumption grip you never to release you back in to reality. Absconditus is a massive and all consuming record all within three tracks. From beginning to end, Assumption holds your attention never to let it waver until everything has concluded. Assumption does a great job of  sucking you right in to this record, keeping you entertained and keeping you guessing as to what oppressive force you are about to bear witness to.

Through each of these three immense offerings, Assumption hits you with numerous looks, keeping you guessing as to what lethal sounds you are about to hear next. Assumption shift from glacial dirges to venomous blasting death on a dime and back again. These tracks wear you down, making  you buckle under their sheer weight as monstrous down-tempo riffs billow from your speakers as unearthly growls bellow from the ever darkening void. These tracks are colossal and their weight can certainly be felt from the very beginning all the way to end. As immense and powerful as “Absconditus” is as a whole, it is hard to turn away as this unique dirge of sickening death doom is incredibly captivating and alluring.

This is a masterfully crafted record, one that is complete with immense down-tempo riffs, unearthly blood curdling growls, hallucinatory ambiance and a smattering of skull sheering death metal. “Absconditus” is a monolithic effort, one that stands tall among the many doom releases that have billowed out of obscurity this year.

 

 

Best of Bandcamp: Now Everything Fades: Suicide Theatre

April 15, 2018
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Through Suicide Theatre, each track is cloaked in a vast amount of anguish, misery and pain, and all of that billows through your speakers slowly but surely only to entomb you in your own sorrows. Now Everything Fades plays an incredibly harrowing brand of depressive blackened doom metal that really presents an atmosphere that is devoid of hope, ultimately providing you with a grim and somber listen. Nowhere throughout this release can light be found as Now Everything Fades slowly drags you down in to a never ending abyss.

Each track creeps along presenting you with haunting and incredibly bleak sounds that put you in a complete depressive state. Suicide Theatre is very effective in shrouding you with an atmosphere that is comprised of utter misery and anguish. This release is oppressive, not so much because it is an aural assault, but because it weighs you down until your bones crumble with a bleak, thick and ever present life taking ambiance. With the majority of the tracks within this release hitting around the five and a half minute mark, it really gives Now Everything Fades enough time to effectively infect your mind with some incredibly sinister and depressive tones that you will have a hard time forgetting.

This certainly isn’t meant to make you feel comfortable or welcome as it is established early that your soul will be draining from the very beginning. Complete with anguished cries and weeping riffs, Now Everything Fades presents you with a tortured and entirely pained sound that will haunt you. As Suicide Theatre trudges along you become submerged in their ever harrowing and dream haunting sound only to suffocate under the incredibly oppressive melancholic atmospheric qualities. As depressive as this release is though, it does a great job of sucking you in and having you stay for its entirety.

Suicide Theatre is an emotionally punishing record as it pushes you further and further in to dementia and desperation. You can’t escape this listen without coming out of it feeling bogged down and empty. The wailing cries will keep you up at night as the objectively bleak atmosphere will push your sanity to the darkest recesses of your mind. This is an all around solid record as each track is well put together and performed to provide you with a harrowing and overall sinister sound that is hard to forget.

Links to follow:

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Grave Upheaval: Untitled

March 19, 2018
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Slithering out of the faceless abyss, where no light dwells and only darkness reigns supreme, Grave Upheaval bring forth an eight track offering of pure unsettling and dread instilling noise. This untitled slab of bleak misery is just that as Grave Upheaval unleash slow burning rituals that are interspersed with pure death savagery to bring to you an unrelenting and reaping effort. Each offering leaves you feeling lifeless and hopeless as Grave Upheaval does a great job of instilling the fear of death and dread in you early on. This untitled release creates a spectral, chthonic and incredibly oppressive atmosphere from which you become buried under.

This untitled release is an expansive one as it spans over fifty minutes of pure misery and dread. Grave Upheaval utilize every minute to their advantage as they weave an atmosphere that is deadly and down right sickening. There is no where to escape as you begin your dark descent in to hysteria and dementia as Grave Upheaval closes the walls in around you shrouding you in pure light eating darkness. The descent in to hysteria begins with the opening track as it slowly drags you down in to the formless and faceless abyss from which you cannot crawl out of. Each of the eight dirges of soul shredding noise that Grave Upheaval presents you with are cloaked in misery and malevolence, and for eight straight tracks you are tormented by some of the most well done death doom.

Through each of their offerings, Grave Upheaval sew together slow burning, bone crumbling onslaughts of perilous doom with punctuations from flesh picking death metal for good measure. Never do you see what is coming next as Grave Upheaval contort and twist their sound through and through to bring to you an ever shape shifting and mind bending listen. This offering keeps you on the edge of sanity and insanity as it shovels droves of hallucinatory and mind shattering metal upon you. This is an unsettling and blood curdling release, one that shrouds you in death, disease and misery, never relenting until the final note has rang out signaling your death.

Each of the eight tracks hang in the air like specters calling you forth to their void of bitter undulating darkness. These long, slow passages lead you down corridors where only shadows dwell and where no soul can escape. Through fifty plus minutes you are greeted with furious and spectral tracks that drive you further and further in to the realm of madness. For eight soul harvesting tracks Grave Upheaval presents you with incredibly well done death doom that is not to be looked over or passed on. This untitled record is something to behold in all of its miserable majesty as Grave Upheaval have upped the ante and presented something that will be remembered for some time to come. This is an outstanding record to say the least and will surely be one of the best records released this year.

This record will be released April 15, 2018 through Nuclear War Now! Productions.

Take a listen to the third track off of this upcoming release below!

 

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