Imprecation rises again from the blasted lands of Texas with their darkest spell ever, Damnatio Ad Bestia. This album expands upon the themes of their 2013 debut Satanae Tenebris Infinita with deadly results. An aura of true Satanic majesty is unleashed in tracks like, “Temple of the Foul Spirit”, “Morbid Crucifixion”, and “Baptized in Satan's Blood”. Bludgeoning guitars, battering drums, and haunting keys create an experience that will terrify the unbelievers and convert the uninitiated.
Formed in 1991, Imprecation has become a vaunted institution in the underground, with their now-classic Theurgia Goetia Summa compilation cited by bands across the globe. They have no need for trendy tags like “old school death metal”, for there is simply death metal as it it was intended – evil, dangerous, and crushing. Beware, for the Beast is upon you!
released March 22, 2019
Recorded and engineered by Mike BBQ at Big Door Studios in Houston with some vocals captured by Gilles de Laval at Noise Farm, Paige, TX.
Mixed by Mike BBQ
Mastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio.
Cover art by Sebastian Mazuera
Leads on "The Shepherd and the Flock" and first lead on "Baptized in Satan's Blood" by Dustin James (Church of Disgust)
Aux vox on "Morbid Crucifixion" and "Baptized in Satan's Blood" by Anthony Moody
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There's an absolute wall of death metal density to unpack. Almost every track is an assiduous assault of cosmic horror and there's little to no useless bulk on this album -- it's so compact, so air tight, and so focused on delivering an Alien-inspired listening experience.
There's a lot of reverence for bands of old while still sounding new. Tomb Mold are truly at the top of the heap of a 2019 that was filled with incredible death metal. cvltcorgi888
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Holy hell this album is a banger. I was looking up local chiropractors by the middle of song 2. If this isn't on your EOTY list this year, you should be prosecuted under the Geneva Convention for crimes against humanity. Neck snapping riffs, killer songwriting, and just the right production. Death metal done right. navybsn