Hot on the heels of their Demise Rites demo collection released on vinyl by IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS, Australia's EUCHARIST return with a brand-new mini-album entitled Endarkenment, set for release on 12" vinyl via IRON BONEHEAD. The band's first new material in nearly five years, Endarkenment is fittingly titled: as much as it illuminates a new side to EUCHARIST, it simultaneously dives deeper into the darkest recesses of the duo's sound. Granted, the atavism/primitivism is still firmly rooted in such ancient gods as Archgoat and Demoncy, but Endarkenment runs counter to so much rote "bestial metal" by exploring the doomiest netherworlds inherent in the idiom - and more often than not, the notes in between. Still barbaric and disgusting, Endarkenment offers a more immersive experience, invoking ritualistic possession and nocturnal obeisance; as such, each side of the record is its own unified work, its own equally-ghastly headspace. Mystery and malignancy have become hallmarks of EUCHARIST, and with Endarkenment, their un-comforting white web of death looms larger than ever.
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You see that saxophone-playing Jawa in the bottom right? That's Markov Soroka making this sick ass album. You see that cosmic baby floating in the canyon? That's me listening to this sick ass album. Cole “Master ov Crabs” Galando
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You're going to need an oxygen mask to make it through this record. Absolutely suffocating!! Recommend headphones to pick up all the nuance. There's a lot going on in there. Good stuff.
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019