Finally a DM band who let their influences shape their sound instead of letting them rule it. From the brutal heaviness of Incantation to the sonics of Morbid Angel, Grave Miasma wear their influences for all to see. They blend it all together to make a must have album for any self-respecting DM fan. Brilliant release.
Favorite track: Seven Coils.
Initially conceived in 2002 under the guise of Goat Molestor, it was not until 2008 when the London, UK occult death metal alchemists would take their aesthetic to new plateaus of invincibility by re-naming themselves GRAVE MIASMA. A debut 35-minute EP entitled “Exalted Emanation” would surface alongside their “Realm Of Evoked Doom” compilation EP (which compiled material from their Goat Molestor demo days) and instantly, GRAVE MIASMA would make a huge impact on the death metal underground worldwide. Their devastating live shows also helped the band gain recognition, being specifically asked to play many of the reputable festivals in Europe and North America, all this even before any kind of full-length album was even released.
Now with the debut full-length finally ready to be unleashed, GRAVE MIASMA are poised to take their claim and reign amongst the death metal elite. Pure occult death metal levitation, “Odori Sepulcrorum” is an album which will bring the death metal scene to a new level with no death metal album in 2013 to match its power. “Odori Sepulcrorum” encapsulates ritual-like power and darkness that will define a new sense of artistry in the genre of death metal. Harnessing an uncanny heaving atmosphere and a powerful aesthetic, GRAVE MIASMA have created a milestone in occult death metal with “Odori Sepulcrorum”. An album that will go down as a classic of the genre and serve its purpose as the milestone death metal album of our cursed age.
released September 17, 2013
Produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered at Orgone Studios by Jaime Gomez Arellano.
supported by 65 fans who also own “Odori Sepulcrorum”
21st century death metal has a tough job getting "the hook" right. Brutality, technicality: there is no secret formula to that first 60 seconds but "immediate" is one tack the bold employ, and cratsmen as skilled as BI reap rewards with it. An absolute masterclass in how to deliver a debut full-length, _Starspawn_ stands among maybe half a dozen DM records that offer the same what-the-fuck-is-this? feeling that _Altars of Madness_ had upon its releease 30 years ago. Paul Schwarz