Described as occult death metal, Meridion take standard death metal and twist it in to their own unique brand of sinister grisly death. Ever foreboding and terrorizing, Rise From The South offers up six tracks psyche breaking death metal that melts your mind. Meridion infuse their death metal foundation with odd effects and an overall haunting and numbing atmosphere that aims to drive you mad. The more that you listen, the more that you get dragged out in to the abyssal depths of the mind melting soundscapes in which Meridion create.
There is no reprieve and there is no escape as each offering envelopes you in a sinister fog of grisly twisted death. Each offering is as twisting and consuming as the ones that came before it, making this release a true labyrinth of deadly metallic sound from which you cannot crawl out of. Ever shifting and contorting, Rise From The South is a non stop nightmare that you get dragged in to further and further with the passing of each second.
Meridion does a great job of mixing in their manic mind breaking sounds in to their foundation of death metal. Within each offering you are treated to buzzing twisting riffs, tumultuous drumming and ghostly vocals that appear through the sonic wall of bloodied noise. As mentioned, mixed in with the over tones of death is an overall foreboding atmosphere that is combined with off the wall sounds that culminate to create an overall sound that is ever shape shifting and mind contorting. Never are you really subject to one or another as Meridion does an excellent job of weaving each element together to create a cohesive and soul damning sound.
Rise From The South is a murky, darkened, cynical and all encompassing record that grasps you with the cold hand of death from the very beginning. This is a release that offers up something more than just death metal. Rise From The South is a unique and gripping record, one that will hold your attention hostage until the final ghoulish note appears through your speakers.
Once you press play for this wicked record, you will sink below to the abyss with the legions of the doomed before you. This is a very solid release from beginning to end as you are gifted with six great offerings one right after another. Rise From The South is a different and ever brain twisting record that is hard to step away from.
Rise From The South will be released June 10 through Eclectic Productions.
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