Monday, July 29, 2019

Cryptic Rising - Demos

From January 2017 to November 2018, Cryptic Rising churned out five demos steeped in asphyxiating black/death metal, each released in extremely limited quantities. Now in slightly less limited fashion, all five demos are collected in one 15-track compilation.

Running in reverse chronological order, you can backtrack from the caustic pummeling of Demo V on through the dark ambient/dungeon synth exercises of Demo III and ultimately back to the second-wave worshiping origins of the blackened Demo I. Along the way Cryptic Rising infuses elements of doom and war metal throughout. But no matter the ingredients, the results are always bleak.
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Monday, April 8, 2019

Suffering Profusion - Obsilitary

Sonic deconstruction from one of the best new voices in noise. "Obsilitary" features the desperate vocals and harsh textures found across the Suffering Profusion catalog, but this time augmented with more flourishes from the worlds of power electronics and early industrial. Full volume is mandatory.
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Ayatollah - Monoambiente Insalubre

Colombia's Ayatollah serves up 7 tracks of dense, seething noise that combines industrial coldness and stabbing, harsh textures. Masterful textures, expert noise-craft.
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Red Boiling Springs - Paternal II

Like the first Paternal tape, Paternal II was constructed primarily using in utero samples captured through a fetal Doppler monitor, plus additional vocals and field recordings. These tracks trace the events surrounding the birth of my son on March 19, 2018, including my wife's postpartum complications that sent us back to the emergency room.

Heartbeats by Desmond Brady Sullivan
Vocals, field recordings by Matthew Wayne Sullivan

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Maltheist - Servile

Maltheist follow up their explosive debut with a second demo of seething, furious deathgrind. Five tracks of disdain and ridicule for humanity.

Tapes start shipping in mid-November, with immediate digital download. Limited to 50 copies.

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