Saw these guys live in Detroit , MI a week ago and they put on a hell of a show. These guys show a shit ton of potential and I look forward to a full length. somewhere between War metal and old school Black metal, either way you can't can't beat it with a stick.
Favorite track: Sultans of Incest.
Four years after their devastating debut demo, Chicago death merchants Berator vomit forth 20 minutes of fierce, old school black/death on coke via Dark Descent Records. In an age where an over-polished sound is the norm, Elysian Inferno delivers a welcome reminder of just how ferocious and vehement extreme metal can be.
Guitarist Richard Olsen, who left behind his Profanatica duties to focus on BERATOR full-time, stresses the importance of production:
“The BERATOR EP was tracked live, just me and Dan (drums) in his studio, and we built around those live tracks for the record, which in itself, gives it a level of raw power you can’t get from a click. Tim Pearson (bass, ex-The Chasm) and Pat Clancy (guitar, ex- Nachtmystium) then added their parts. The sound is entrancing, excruciating, and insane, for people who appreciate forward, to the point, nonstop riffs. It’s a seamless record meant to be heard as 20 some-odd straight minutes of rhythm and violence.”
Dark Descent Records will release Elysian Inferno on CD, digital, vinyl, and cassette formats on June 10.
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Tomb Mold's whole discography rules, but this is their crowning achievement. They go straight-up prog death this time around and absolutely kill it. Will Of Whispers might be my favorite death metal song of the past decade. Greatness all around. Ryan
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A labyrinthine exploration of the most otherworldly aspects of death metal and black metal's caustic intermixing. Filled with nuanced structures that veer into a multitude of directions with a focused sound, there is a noticeable intent to pull each genre further along into a new world. Presenting mazes of songs that unfurl and restrict in tandem before spiraling to another place, Ulthar stand at the forefront of what can be accomplished in extreme metal. Lorenzo