I am a huge fan of Devouring Star’s debut album, Through Lung and Heart, which I found to be a great entry in the Deathspell Omega-inspired field of dissonant black metal albums. There is a haunting, droning aspect to that album that is matched by few others, and the ferocious blasting portions of those songs put up an otherworldly and very cold wall of noise that simultaneously flattens and envelops all that stand in Devouring Star’s path. The Arteries of Heresy is similar to the debut overall, with the key difference being that these songs have more distinct identities than anything on Through Lung and Heart, whereas the debut album feels like one continuous track. For this reason, I consider Through Lung and Heart the more immersive experience, but I believe that The Arteries of Heresy contains the band’s individually strongest songs in Sin Assimilation and Her Divine Arteries. Devouring Star is evolving, and I cannot wait to see what the band releases next.
Favorite track: 5. Her Divine Arteries.