Ascending from their tombs steeped in the most foul and fetid of stenches comes Hollowed Idols rotten and dripping with putrefaction. Morbid Ascendancy is their grisly new offering that ushers forth four tracks of marrow draining and bone gnawing death metal. These tracks are dripping with the remains of the long forgotten and the diseased making this out to be a truly foul and wretched listen. Each track is raw, pulverizing and blood letting, never letting you escape from their cold fleshy grasp. Through and through, Hollowed Idols rampage through each track curdling blood and culling the weak offering you a truly terrorizing and gutting listen.
It doesn’t take Hollowed Idols long before they break open their tomb and the crust of the earth as they storm forth with their opener Morbid Ascendancy. Through this track Hollowed Idols march forth with diseased riffs, jarring drumming and undead vocals that spew forth through the entrails ripping assault. This track is vicious as it rips skin from flesh and flesh from bone, never to stop the cutting until it has finally concluded. This is a great opening salvo to prepare you for what is yet to come.
The flesh gnashing certainly doesn’t stop at the first track as Hollowed Idols rolls right along in to their second cadaver harvesting offering Sisyphean Torment. Sisyphean Torment shows that Hollowed Idols can slow their tempo down to a crawl and still provide you with an absolutely crushing and dehumanizing sound. Even though this track isn’t as skin blistering as the opener, it is just as lethal. As this track trudges forth through stagnant blood and fetid remains, it instills a sense of dread and death within you that you can’t seem to shake. While the opener pulverizes, Sisyphean Torment suffocates you under its sheer weight sending you to an appropriately early grave.
Following the abyssal Sisyphean Torment is the third track Pyres of Infinity which doesn’t give you much time to catch your breath as it immediately stomps through your speakers. Pyres of Infinity aims to let your blood leaving you to rot. This unapologetic track hacks and slashes its way through three minutes with cleaving riffs and ever present machine gun fire drumming. This track is an oppressive force that doesn’t let its foot off of your throat as it effectively maims and mutilates.
From Pyres of Infinity, Hollowed Idols rolls straight in to their fourth and final track Liturgical Inversion. Much like Pyres of Infinity this is a blasting cut. Unforgiving and bleedingly raw, Liturgical Inversion offers you no hope that you will make it out of this listen completely intact. This final writhing slab of death is a great neck twisting way to end an overall very solid and very excellent EP. Through this release, Hollowed Idols shows that not only can they pick you apart with their bone shattering blasting, but they can also suffocate you with more down tempo dirges if need be. Through and through, this is a bleak, grim and down right heavy offering that is sure to please many gnarled ears.
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