Friday, July 2, 2021

Depleted - Onus (NBT039)


Since 2018, Depleted has been fine-tuning their extreme brand of harsh noise-infused death/doom metal. On their third demo, the one-man band based out of Portland, OR, combines crushing funeral doom-inspired passages with classic twin lead guitars, all channeled through mud-caked grime. 

With Onus, Depleted offers up a 10 minute title track that summarizes everywhere the project has been across two prior demos and one split. The B-side offers an unexpected curveball: A death / doom rendition of Nick Cave's classic "The Mercy Seat."

Cassingle-style packaging with professionally printed O-card. Limited to 50 copies.

Disrotten - Demo MMXX (NBT038)


The putrid debut from Disrotten, now with its first official US release. The Asian release of these these Malaysian death-dealers tape sold out fast, sending waves throughout the underground. 

Disrotten channels old school, buzzsawing death metal, delivered with raw brutality. Recommended for fans of classic Swedish and Finnish death metal.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Urza - The Omnipresence of Loss (NBT037)


Cathartic and crushing, Urza's 2019 funeral doom masterpiece The Omnipresence of Loss is available for the first time on physical format in North America. 

The Berlin-based quintet shook the extreme doom metal underground to its core with their landmark debut, blending the somber, melodic majesty of funeral doom and infusing it with potent slabs of soul-crushing death metal. With epic, mournful passages and excruciating weight, The Omnipresence of Loss is a bleak exercise in extreme doom metal, laying waste to all pretenders.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Poisonous Wind - Conflagration of the Sty (NBT036)

Debut album from Denver-based war metal savages Poisonous Wind. 

Conflagration of the Sty is a powder keg of pure frustration and anger, transformed into a ripping black/death metal lashing. Poisonous Wind’s maelstrom of menace sets complacency aflame.

Profits from this album will be donated to the Urban League of Portland.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Depleted / A Vintage Death (NBT035)


Depleted and A Vintage Death occupy similar spaces in the doom metal spectrum -- both are one-man projects, and both push doom into more extreme territory. But the upcoming split from the international pair shows the wide range of possibilities within death/doom. 

First is Depleted from Portland, OR, helmed by Matt Sullivan of Evaporated Sores, Maltheist and Red Boiling Springs. In two prior demos on Nailbat Tapes and GreySun Records, Depleted melded death/doom with harsh noise, but the funeral doom influences are more apparent on the epic "Wreckage," with mournful melodies skirting a scorched earth.

A Vintage Death is the brainchild of Carmine d'Annibale (Rising Moon, ex-Condanna) from Ortona, Italy. Taking the sorrowful approach of the Peaceville Three, A Vintage Death melds regal death/doom with abrasive black metal. Taking the template set on the Acrid Death Fragrance EP, d'Annibale further distills this extreme metal amalgam across two connected tracks: "Piangimorti I" and "Piangimorti II.

Physical cassettes from Nailbat Tape, with a later release by Infernal South Productions in South America.