Len van der Wolf
Yesterday when I listened to this demo, I didn't like it at all. Glad I returned to it today with a fresh mindset cause there is actually a lot to like in its murky depths.
Favorite track: Crystalized Disembowelment.
IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS is proud to present BLOOMING CARRIONS' debut demo, Sparkling Rotten Dreams, on cassette tape format. Hailing from Finland, BLOOMING CARRIONS were formed in 2014 by EvM, with the aim to create dark and twisted death metal. And indeed, that's exactly the band does on the aptly titled Sparkling Rotten Dreams. Its mildew and rot can be felt upon first whiff, and its stench twists and malforms the further the demo goes on. In fact, the twisted 'n' idiosyncratic cover art perfectly encapsulates this first exposure to BLOOMING CARRIONS: lysergic and laconic one moment, bestial and bilious another, all wrapped together in a sort of illogical logic, bleeding fever dreams into the listener's psyche. As a first recording, Sparkling Rotten Dreams is both stand-alone statement and suggestion of further fathomless depths to come. Three decaying hymns of etheric visions about death and destruction: this is BLOOMING CARRIONS' Sparkling Rotten Dreams.
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PSA: if there was an album you heard a couple years ago and thought it was ok, listen to it again and you might love it.
That's what happened to me with this album. I cannot fathom why it didn't stick with me back then. Same thing happened with Decoherence's Unitarity for that matter. Matten
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"Manor of Infinite Forms" is one of my favorite death metal albums of recent years, maybe even of all time. Still, I think I like the raw versions of the excellent songs here even more than the ones on the album. Juan Valdeath