After a two year silence, Sulphurous are back with two new tracks that will be released on a 7" next month by MSUO. In preparation for their second full-length set for later this summer, Sulphurous return with a swift-yet-satisfying EP to whet appetites hungering for more malodorous death.
Thus, Encircling Darkness is likewise aptly titled, for its inexorable slipstream of tension & terror teases with no small amount of ceremony - almost ritualistic in one sense, cruelly haunting in others.
Indeed, its titular A-side sets the stage for that ceremony, but the opening peals of sorcerous feedback segueing into a slow-burning haunt that is the B-side "Unfathomable Display of Rotting Creation" truly displays Sulphurous’ mastery to come on that looming sophomore LP…
Patience may be a virtue, but all virtues can be defiled when Encircling Darkness!
Tracklisting: 1. Encircling Darkness 2. Unfathomable Display of Rotting Creation
New project from members of Pissgrave, Deiquisitor and Undergang.
Gritty guitars ferocious set in with an unholy assault of blastbeats quickly backing up the grotesque onslaught. A blend of sickeningly twisted barking and David's more well established swampy grunts are utilised alongside the barbaric instrumentals to make something really impactful, destructive and tormenting.
This demo is utterly unforgiving with so much forceful ichorous slime being hurled at the listener in only eight minutes over two songs. NATTSKOG'S BLOG
While no doubt still reeling from the tragic loss of founding vocalist Henu - GOREPHILIA soldiered on, undaunted, and now return with their long-awaited third album, In the Eye of Nothing.
With Jukka now also handling vocals, the four-piece GOREPHILIA exhibit a newfound sense of slithering finesse, that swampiness of old expounded upon with startling effect. Right from the very beginning, with ominous opener 'Walls of Weeping Eyes,' the band exhibit a throttling energy no matter the tempo; each moment, every mesmerizing n'martial riff, is parceled out with precision, in place exactly where it needs to be and thoroughly maximized to its fullest effect.
Which is all to say that the songwriting across In the Eye of Nothing has hit a fever pitch of perfection, channeling the diabolical fervor of early Morbid Angel with the strident command they'd exhibit as the 90s progressed, but obviously with the cosmic horror GOREPHILIA have been characteristically exhibiting all these years. In fact, one could point to a telltale track like 'Ouroboran Labyrinth' for both a visual and sonic embodiment of the dread landscapes the quartet so effortlessly construct. Or, peer deeply into haunting cover art courtesy of RaÃºl GonzÃ¡lez - ¦inescapable immersion awaits In the Eye of Nothing.
Tracklisting: 1. Walls of Weeping Eyes 2. Perpetual Procession 3. Ouroboran Labyrinth 4. Devotion Upon the Worm 5. Consensus 6. Simplicity of Decay 7. Not for the Weak 8. Death Dream 9. Ark of the Undecipherable