Altarage – Endinghent (Review)

AltarageAltarage are a Spanish blackened death metal band and this is their second album.

If you’re a fan of ugly, blackened dissonance, then Endinghent is definitely an album you should check out. Continue reading

Ingurgitating Oblivion – Vision Wallows in Symphonies of Light (Review)

Ingurgitating OblivionThis is the third album from this German death metal band.

Ingurgitating Oblivion’s second album Continuum of Absence was notable, enjoyable, and distinctly non-standard, offering doom-infused dissonance that was a bit different and had something extra to offer the listener. Continue reading

Ingurgitating Oblivion – Continuum of Absence (Review)

Ingurgitating OblivionThis is the second album by this German Death Metal band.

Ingurgitating Oblivion is for lovers of dissonant, Doom-infected Death Metal replete with dark atmosphere and malevolent sounds. This is for fans of Gorguts, Morbid Angel, Immolation and other purveyors of interesting and atypical Death Metal.

That the band have talent and can play is apparent straight away. Add to this a production that settles nicely around the band like a foggy miasma and songwriting skills that have clearly been honed over time and you have an album that has all of the necessary ingredients for something truly special.

On first listen this is an album that gels together instantly and on repeated spins it merely settles deep into your conscious even more, like a welcome indoctrination. This, of course, assumes that this style of Death Metal is one that you can take; if not then there’s no hope for you really, and you’d be better off with something simpler and easier to absorb.

This is Progressive Death Metal without any trace of pretension. The songs exist not to satisfy the musings of the musicians but to satisfy themselves. They operate purely in their own right and owe nothing to anyone other than their own sense of internal aesthetics.

This really is a first-rate release. The songs have longevity and depth oozing out of them and you know this is going to be an album that you’ll keep returning to in the years to come.

I love music that is a bit different, has something extra to offer; Continuum of Absence definitely has this.

Fans of challenging and interesting Death Metal take note.