Ominous Doctrines of teh Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm

Inquisition - Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm (2011)

I'm going to be blunt with you neckbeard poser weirdos. If Dagon's vocals "bother you" it's because you are a false. Straight up. You're a fucking false. Delete your collection of raw beastial cassette mp3's then delete your life.

This band's entire discography is solid obsidian bulletproof untouchable evil and this record is the most despicable jewel in a truly appalling crown. This most malevolent of headgear bears many a sinister gem (I really stand by the claim that just about everything they've done is pretty great) but this is truly the most malignant slab of ritualistic riffage this Seattle-by-way-of-Columbia outfit has released into the mystical macrocosm. I want to get this album artwork tattooed on my face.


Macabre Kingdom

Putrevore - Macabre Kingdom (2012)

When it comes to death metal, I like it dark, heavy, and evil. Or sweatpantsy. Either way works, really. These guys appeal to the former more than the latter and the more I listen to this record the more I like it. It won't scare your mom as much as Vasaeleth but it's definitely a keeper. Thumbs up, says death metal Caesar. Death metal Caesar loves everything that sounds like Incantation, though. He's so predictable.



Sleep - Dopesmoker (Remaster)

Proceeds the weedian.


Ignivomous - Contragenesis (2012)

This is one of those releases I was almost positive I posted when it came out. Absolutely relentless death from the southern hemisphere. Fast and sinister Incantation-esque riffing combined with a seemingly tireless rhythm section, vocals that are subdued enough to add to the evil atmosphere but aren't completely lost in the shred. Evil shit for people in the murkier side of death metal.

Listen on NWN Bandcamp.
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Serpentine Path

Serpentine Path - Serpentine Path (2012)

Serpentine Path are essentially a doomed super group with the dudes from Unearthly Trance and one of the dudes formerly of Electric Wizard. Edging toward the funeral side of the genre, this one might test the patience of those uninitiated. A disgusting aural mire that doesn't break any new ground but will threaten to pull you down all the same.

RIP Unearthly Trance.


Cryptopsy - Cryptopsy (2012)

I didn't even know this was happening. Not bad. Kinda slammy, kinda tech wanky with some serious business brutalizing riffs to be sure. Not my usual cup of tea but entertaining enough.

Slit Yr Guts.


Anhedonist - Netherwards (2012)

It's been awhile since I've brought a plague of doomed death upon you, so guess what fuckers? Today is the day. Anhedonist are from Seattle, WA and play a very oppressing and sinister brand of doomed death. Or deathed doom. I don't think it really matters which order you say them in. Though it's true for most music, maximum volume definitely produces maximum results with this record.

See those dudes on the cover getting slurped down in that horrifying abyssal nothingness? That's about to be you. YOU'RE ABOUT TO BE SLURPED DOWN INTO A HORRIFYING ABYSSAL NOTHINGNESS.