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Posts Tagged ‘Encoffination’

SEMPITERNAL DUSK / ENCOFFINATION – A MONUMENT TO THE ABYSS OF DEATH LP (End Theory Records ‎/ Parasitic Records)

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Sempiternal Dusk Encoffination - A Monument To The Abyss Of DeathOn ‘A Monument To The Abyss Of Death’ each band spews forth one epic dirge of supreme underground Death Metal, totalling almost half an hour.

With their first stirring since the stunning self-titled debut full-length, Sempiternal Dusk contributes the immense ‘A Salacious Desire For Nothingness’, recorded in 2015/16, while Encoffination’s decrepit, putrefied decomposition, ‘Cemetery Of Earth’, laid down in 2015, represents their first recording since ‘III: Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs’.

Two bands I love (to death) so this split was a funereal no-brainer. Lower the casket and cover it in clay. All things must end.

Evilometer: 666/666

ENCOFFINATION – III: HEAR ME, O’ DEATH (SING THOU WRETCHED CHOIRS) 2LP (Selfmadegod Records)

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Encoffination - III - Hear Me, O’ DeathThe third full-length from Encoffination is – as one would expect – crushing, oppressive, desolate and harrowing beyond almost all tolerance. In the paradoxical world of extreme entertainment, these are of course values to be welcomed.

A veritable litany of positive-negative virtues align to make this a truly unsettling listening experience. Traumatic, tortuous Death Metal played at Funeral Doom pace, ‘III: Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs)’ is a superb acquisition (especially in this spectacular double-vinyl format), even if it isn’t Encoffination’s best work.

Evilometer: 555/666

VOMITCHAPEL – THE HOUSE OF THE LORD DESPOILED (Osmose Productions)

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Vomitchapel is Ghoat, the same person responsible for acts such as Hills of Sefiroth, Father Befouled and the rather magnificent Encoffination, to name just three. If you haven’t yet encountered the latter, check them out immediately, especially their debut full-length, ‘Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh’, and the recently-released ‘Elegant Funerals For The Unknown Dead’ MLP – some of the most inspirational Death Metal you’re going to hear…

How and ever, returning to the matter at hand, Vomitchapel spews out bestial, blasphemous lo-fi fare that’s a 50/50 bastard hybrid of Death Metal and Black Metal. Guttural, depraved and perverse in equal measures, ‘The House Of The Lord Despoiled’ is ugly, perverse and irreverent, tipping its festered cap at legendary virgin-ruining acts such as Archgoat, Black Witchery, Havohej and Profanatica.

The album is brilliantly executed and I’m sure it achieves everything it sets out to achieve. But it’s also ridiculously short at 27 minutes and, no matter how good the music might be (and I find it quite uninspired, to be honest), this is a massive let-down. For that reason alone, I’m not going to recommend Vomitchapel’s debut. A nice tribute, but nothing more.

Evilometer: 333/666