Death Worship – Extermination Mass MLP/MCD 5/5 (1)

Nuclear War Now! Productions

Release: 15 March 2017

Back in 2013, when the imposing specter of Death Worship first surreptitiously announced its impending presence, the collective response from those who witnessed its blasphemous annunciation was one of sheer anticipation. During the ensuing three years in which the band has meticulously crafted the final touches on its debut recording, that well-deserved anticipation slowly morphed to a palpable degree into impatience and even disbelief in the project’s eventual outcome. Now, with the long-awaited release of its Extermination Mass MLP, Death Worship is certain to silence the Johnny-come-latelies who have not endured long enough to recognize that the most worthy monuments are those that were not conceived of and erected overnight.

Invoked by the “Deathlord of Abomination and War Apocalypse” (AKA R. Förster of Conqueror/Blasphemy), performing all six- and four-stringed strangulations and lead vocals, and joined by “Nocturnal Grave Desecrater and Black Winds” (Blasphemy) on additional vocals and J. Read (Conqueror/Revenge) on session percussion, the collective pedigree of Death Worship’s members is second to none. Naturally, the initial anticipation of and later impatience for this release are a direct result of the legacies that these musicians have established through their current and former bands, and those who had hoped for a comparable result are not to be dissatisfied.

Combining the utter violence of Conqueror and Revenge with the songwriting insensibilities of Blasphemy, Extermination Mass achieves a perfect balance among the three bands with whom its members are most closely associated. R. Förster’s songwriting is very much aligned with that of Blasphemy, and it is characterized by more discernible riffs than many newer bestial black metal bands who often rely, to varying degrees of success, on a more obfuscated wall of noise to achieve their effect. Additionally, Förster’s knack for dropping in a well-placed and executed guitar lead is readily apparent on this recording. The Conqueror/Revenge influence is obviously most appreciable in J. Read’s signature, militarily-precise and violent percussion, which shifts tempo with less subtlety and more frequency than Blasphemy is prone to do.

Perhaps as noteworthy as the songwriting and musicianship of Death Worship is the high level of attention paid to the depth of production on the recording, a trait which closely mimics that of Blasphemy’s infamous Blood Upon the Altar demo and one which owes itself to the experience of Fiasco Bros. Recording Studios, who recorded said demo along with several other recordings attributed to the Ross Bay Cult.

With Extermination Mass, Death Worship affirms that the Superion once again has arisen, and the Cult is alive and well.

 

November 2016 Death Metal Releases No ratings yet.

November seems to be a very short month for Death Metal, but quantity does not dictate quality. This is the list of November 2016 Death Metal Releases. If I have missed anything or if there is anything you want to be added to this list please comment and inform me of my ignorance.
Check out Black Metal for November 2016 Here
Thrash Doom and Heavy Metal releases to be done soon.


NOVEMBER 4TH


Artist: Hoath Album: Codex III: Crown of the Mind Genre: Black/Death Origin: Finland Year: 2016 Label: Saturnal Records
Artist: Hoath
Album: Codex III: Crown of the Mind
Genre: Black/Death
Origin: Finland
Year: 2016
Label: Saturnal Records

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 November 18th


Artist: Siaskel Album: Haruwen Airen Genre: Blackened Death Metal Year: 2016 Origin: Chile Label: Signal Rex
Artist: Siaskel
Album: Haruwen Airen
Genre: Blackened Death Metal
Year: 2016
Origin: Chile
Label: Signal Rex

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Signal Rex Sales Page

 


NOVEMBER 25TH


Artist: Bölzer Album: Hero Genre: Modern Blackened Death Metal Origin: Switzerland Year: 2016
Artist: Bölzer
Album: Hero
Genre: Modern Blackened Death Metal
Origin: Switzerland
Year: 2016
Label: Iron Bonehead Productions

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Artist: Heavydeath Album: In Circles We Die Genre: Doom Death Origin: Sweden Year: 2016 Label: Iron Bonehead
Artist: Heavydeath
Album: In Circles We Die
Genre: Doom Death
Origin: Sweden
Year: 2016
Label: Iron Bonehead

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Artist: Krepitus Album: The Eyes of the Soulless Genre: Death/Thrash Origin: Canada Year: 2016
Artist: Krepitus
Album: The Eyes of the Soulless
Genre: Death/Thrash
Origin: Canada
Year: 2016

Krepitus Facebook

Artist: Master of Cruelty Album: Archaic Visions of the Underworld Genre: Black/Thrash/Death Metal Origin: Paraguay Year: 2016 Label: Blood Harvest
Artist: Master of Cruelty
Album: Archaic Visions of the Underworld
Genre: Black/Thrash/Death Metal
Origin: Paraguay
Year: 2016
Label: Blood Harvest

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Artist: Totten Korps Album: Supreme Commanders of Darkness Genre: Death Metal Origin: Chile Year: 2015 RE 2016 Label: Blood Harvest
Artist: Totten Korps
Album: Supreme Commanders of Darkness
Genre: Death Metal
Origin: Chile
Year: 2015 RE 2016
Label: Blood Harvest

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Third Ion – Biolith 5/5 (1)

Artist: Third Ion Album: Biolith Genre: Progressive Origin: Canada Year: 2016 Label: Glasstone Records
Artist: Third Ion
Album: Biolith
Genre: Progressive
Origin: Canada
Year: 2016
Label: Glasstone Records

Canadian Progressive Metal Outfit Third Ion, featuring former members of The Devin Townsend Band, Into Eternity, and Annihilator, have announced the July 8 release of sophomore album Biolith. The new album will be released on Glasstone Records and is the first to feature ex-Annihilator vocalist Dave Padden.

Padden’s years of experience with Annihilator, and the many records on which he has appeared, has already proven to be a major asset, and has brought the band to new level of space-time supremacy. Third Ion once again, tapped artist Harley K at Necrographix to mastermind the artwork for Biolith, and to bring the story of the 10-minute, epic title track to life.

Third Ion is the product of a mutual love of prog, video games, and science. Formed in 2014 and spread across Canada, the band finished their first full length record by the end of the year; 13/8Bit was released worldwide on Glasstone Records, May 25 2015.

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Peaking at #14 on iTunes Metal Charts, 13/8Bit was fully embraced by press across the globe, receiving 9/10 at metal.de, 8.5/10 in Aardshock Magazine, as well as featured streams at Bravewords.com, and Metal Hammer Norway. Unfortunately, shortly after the release of 13/8Bit, singer Tyler Gilbert decided to leave the band to continue focusing on his own original music and career. The band finished writing the followup record while on the hunt for a replacement through the end of the year.

In January of 2016, Third Ion announced that the mighty Dave Padden, had stepped in, and has recorded all the vocals for their sophomore album Biolith, due July 8 2016 on Glasstone Records.

Check out the album sampler here!

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The Interrogation Chair: Idolatry 5/5 (1)

MetalXtreme recently had the opportunity to catch up with Lörd Matzigkeitus of Idolatry. Check out our review of Visions from the Throne of Eyes Here. Check out Idolatry on Facebook. Make sure to listen to Satanas Häxan below. For a preview of Diabolus Amator check out the bandcamp below and check them out on Facebook.

MetalXtreme: “Hello Lörd Matzigkeitus, Welcome to MetalXtreme’s Interrogation Chair 5 for 5. We hope you are doing well and would like to ask you 5 questions. Being a part of the current scene of black metal in Canada, do you feel the Canadian extreme metal scene gets enough credit and exposure?”
–difficult to say as it is the only one we know, the divided nature by which music is promoted in recent years dislocates the notion of scene. There are bands from Canada of extreme pedigree ( Revenge, Rage Nucléaire, Panzerfaust, A.M.S.G. etc…) but as a lifelong supporter of extreme metal, I don’t have a provincial attitude towards it. Excellent music is excellent music… the origin is irrelevant. I don’t respect imaginary lines drawn on a map

 

MetalXtreme: “I have recently listened to a copy of Idolatry’s first full length, Visions from the Throne of Eyes, very wicked stuff, how did Idolatry develope such a depth of sound in the short time that the band has been around? ”

–through experimentation, through a will to be dynamic and not be concentric on playing to a certain pre-ordained subsection of black metal. I despise formulaic, safe music. One cannot proclaim to play chaotic black metal without living beyond the boundaries of what has come before. Subject matter, structure, and voices… these aren’t templates to us, they are the infinity of what canvas can have forced upon it

The atmosphere at rehearsal is open… If a new idea evokes terror, we run with it and will continue to evolve. None of our releases will live in a comfort zone

 

MetalXtreme: “I have read your book Catharsis Spoke Her Virtuous Evil earlier this year, does there exist a struggle between writing lyrics and publishing a book, is there any different precedures that you take between the two mediums?”

–I wrote blank verse poetry as a basis for lyrics without ever baring music in mind. The words that get chosen for any particular song I always select based on the invocation and movement of the music. From there I force what I’ve written to fit syllabically. I’m 1/2 way through writing a second book, so there is a large bank of lyrics for future recordings.

 

MetalXtreme: “Canada has a very rich history in extreme metal, what Canadian bands have influenced your music and your involvement in the world of extreme metal?”

–here, I’d refer to my previous answer about the origins of metal ( perhaps adding a nod to Operation Winter Mist) but say that the influence of a bitter frozen tundra of misery has a great impact on what comes from this country. There’s a sincerity in writing music from a part of the planet where 5 months of the year it’s cold enough to kill you just being outside for a length of time. Contempt and hate come easily to musicians here.

 

MetalXtreme: “What can we expect in the future from Lörd Matzigkeitus and Idolatry?”

–Idolatry are rehearsing material for an upcoming split with a veteran USBM band this summer as well as gearing up for a tour with Erimha and Panzerfaust in the fall…

As for me, I just sent the Projectionist ep ” The GallowForest Eulogy” to press with Winterwolf records Germany, am actively working on the next Projectionist full length ” Exalted Solitude”, the follow up to Diabolus Amator’s ” Despotic Conjuring of the Soulless” entitled “Virginian HellFire Regiment”, also gearing up to play the Communion of Darkness fest in South Carolina come September with DA as well as finishing the (non-symphonic) black metal opera with Sartoraaus and completing the next book.

… I’m impossibly busy. Possessed.