Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Best of 2011 - Volume 12 - Antediluvian - Through the Cervix of Hawaah


From: Canada
Year: 2011
Genre: Death Metal

Until fairly recently many scientists believed that life evolved from a primordial soup, that the chemicals needed to create organic compounds existed in the ocean about 4 billion years ago and somehow received a burst of energy and created life. My point is that they thought the potential for life existed in that murky water. Supposedly, from that primordial soup intelligence would eventually evolve. This is what Antediluvian’s music makes me think of. At first listen you might write this band off as another primitive death metal band and be done with it. But listen closely. Because beneath the primordial ooze of the inhuman vocals and muddy distortion, are intelligent and technical riffs grinding, churning, striving to evolve beyond the confines of the putrid muck that envelops them. Even the album artwork reminds me of the life and death of organic matter. Blackened, abstract death metal that will continue to show you different facets the more you listen to it. Easily one of the best DM albums of the year, if you like Impetuous Ritual, Portal, or Incantation then you definitely need to hear this.
Buy it from Profound Lore.
"In this dark world where he now dwelt, ugly things and surprising things and once in a long while a tiny wondrous thing spilled out at him constantly; he could count on nothing." Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly


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