IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS is proud to present a special split 7" between two of black metal's most prolifically yet consistently powerful bands, Australia's ILL OMEN and Chile's SLAUGHTBBATH. Aptly titled Pestilential Hierophanies, the record features an exclusive song from both bands and jaw-dropping foldout artwork courtesy of Nekronikon. ILL OMEN are on Side A, and in "Whited, Pestilent Sepulchre..." deliver a slow-burn monolith of magisterial might, exploding into dizzying, delirium-inducing frenzy by song's end. On Side B, SLAUGHTBBATH deliver one of their most epic and dynamic tracks yet with "Inverted Hierophany," rolling forward with a tense 'n' dense stomp before likewise exploding into bestial savagery. Although seemingly a tease from two bands who rarely put out full-lengths in relation to the rest of their respectively vast discographies, Pestilential Hierophanies is an indispensable expansion into the equally nightmarish worlds both SLAUGHTBBATH and ILL OMEN inhabit.
supported by 50 fans who also own “Ill Omen / Slaughtbbath - Pestilential Hierophanies”
Such an intense and satisfying split release featuring two staples of the US Death Metal scene. Perhaps my favourite Vastum and Spectral Voice songs put to record.
The Vastum track is a hell of a fun ride with particularly sickening vocals and the Spectral Voice one is faster than their standard output...for the most part.
Glorious! I only wish it were longer. Neil Grace
supported by 49 fans who also own “Ill Omen / Slaughtbbath - Pestilential Hierophanies”
I love Algleymi very much but there’s one area in which this is superior: production, especially the drums. Otherwise they’re two quite different records, but both are black metal classics as far as I’m concerned. Hopefully we won’t have to wait long to hear more. Metallurgical Fire