Black/Death very loud, earthy and cavernous. The oppressive atmosphere is present and the voices from besides falls crush everything. The sound of guitars inspires chaos and the impetuous drums sound the death knell of the apocalypse. Recommended for any lover of dirt.
Favorite track: Darkness Circle.
IRON BONEHEAD is proud to present the debut EP of Portugal's SUMMON, Aesthetics of Demise, on cassette tape format. A brand-new entity, SUMMON emerged in late 2016 as a gathering between N. and R. in which they decided to follow a sonority that transcends their soul and where they could give it a more cavernous feel, with an intensity of deep agony. Shortly thereafter, N. decides to move forward with composite themes, and then they decide to call J. to seal the covenant of a deadly entity. The lyrics are handled by N. in which he invokes all the blackness and splendor of death, the burden of enduring and wandering in a world of human flesh, and the infinite thirst for mass slaughter converting mankind into a cloak of bones.
Together, the hooded ghouls of SUMMON create a swirling, sulfurous mass of molten death-doom. The title Aesthetics of Demise is truly fitting: each tone and texture is buried under miles of human ash, the howls from underneath this abyss obscured yet further. So cavernous is SUMMON's miasma, even the uptempo segments across the EP feel like time slowed down and stretched apart. It's a diabolical disconnect that helps Aesthetics of Demise transcend the usual "sepulchral death metal" tropes, as the trio's songwriting is more a form of smashed-psyche sorcery. And yet, this is only the beginning for Portugal's SUMMON... "Death is our guide, and we are his scythe..."
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"Then arose the Great Dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and the garden was made desolate"
"This is Leviathan, the crooked serpent"
This kind of badassery is all over the album. Together with an unforgiving storm of drumming and a torent of guitars makes for a great album.
The 3rd dark ambient track isn't really my cup of tea. But the rest of the album fills in that void. rizendoekie