Grinding chaotic guitar riffs create an eerie atmosphere on the opening track ‘Twilight Of Eschaton’. Changing tempos complement the deep-rooted guttural vocals that beckon from the bowels of hell, hammering your senses with crushing ease. With each song on this four track EP, running around seven minutes in length, there is room to offer varied moods and dynamics. ‘Nemesis’ shape shifts between intense grind-core mania, to pinch harmonic laden doom melodies. Vigorous skull crushing riffage and intricate drum rhythm weld together a metal monolith on ’World Crucifier’. Ascending to frenzied apocalyptic speeds, whilst intertwining slower mid-tempo double kick bass melodic gloom, a third into the song creating a discordant affect that works well. The final track ‘Blessed Is The Epoch Of Darkness And Strife’ feels tight and right (strap your seatbelts on kids were going for a face melting ride.) The vocals are commanding and quick, with the perfect balanced drum rhythm that offers a diverse backbone for the razor sharp guitar tone. Full on wall of sound and demonic debauchery with great production, my favorite song on this beast.
Excommunion has created some very solid - atmospheric black/brutal death metal within ‘Thronsis’ and they have stayed true to their course since 1998 offering no apologies or remorse. Conjuring a dark and intricate presence, that bellows with a rich raging force.
1. Twilight of Eschaton 07:00
2. Nemesis 07:46
3. World Crucifier 07:35
4. Blessed Is the Epoch of Darkness and Strife 06:32
Dark descent records
I predict at least 3/5 broken necks will result from head-banging to this album.
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