Ghoulgotha's sophomore album sees them take their brand of quirky tempo and doom laced death metal even farther. This trio continues to impress.
Favorite track: A Lord in the Shattered Mirror.
Southern California’s Ghoulgotha have re-emerged from the depths with the release of To Starve the Cross. The band’s 2015 debut – The Deathmass Cloak – was praised by critics for its demented revisioning of doom-infused, old-school death metal. To Starve the Cross sees Ghoulgotha twist an already abstract reality into forms never before experienced.
To Starve the Cross is the 10-headed beast ready to devour those who didn’t heed that warning. This album, simply put, is a masterpiece of atonal and dissonant death metal delivered straight from the warped mind of Wayne Sarantopoulos (Decrepitaph, Encoffination, et. al).
To Starve the Cross was mixed and mastered by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studios with artwork by Mattias Frisk.
released June 10, 2016
Mixing and Mastering performed by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studio
Cover art by Mattias Frisk
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Phrenelith is one of this old school death metal bands that’s just unbelievable crushing. What you get with Desolate Endscape is 35 minutes of knuckle dragging, cavernous OSDM. There is a definite Incartation vibe here; if you like your death metal old school and primitive check this one out. One thing is certain you will be pummeled into submission and scattered all over the Desolate Endscape!
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