Universal Death Church


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XuL//Excelsi n Album van twee dele wat amper klink soos n compromise maar nie is nie want ek sien meer purpose in hierdie album. Tematiese buildup tot met .exe. fluisteringe en halfpad deur Low entropy Narcosis trek hulle die throttle terug en jy is vasgegordel in die doomed bomwerper van Icarus. Laaste helfte old Mantis the Lord Mantis. Trompette geskal en Jerigo se mure val. AF
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SUBTERRENE What you get when you combine the caustic rage and dizzying, sickening riffs of Pervertor with the dark, shimmering warmth of Cobalt's album Slow Forever (on which Charlie Fell was also the vocalist). Not as merciless as Lord Mantis' prior albums, but still their unique sound. Favorite track: God's Animal.
flightoficarus (Metal Trenches)
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flightoficarus (Metal Trenches) Universal Death Church is another hemoraging orifice of blood, pus, and pure vitriol.
- MetalTrenches.com
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Ippocalyptica This is hateful but cathartic, aggressive yet directed, and energetic yet refined. These are contrasts but they are not contradictions, for now more than ever, Lord Mantis is master of its domain (even if this does not quite touch Death Mask). This is more than sludge, and amounts to far more than the sum of its parts. Listening to this makes me want, paraphrasing a line from Fight Club, to destroy something beautiful, and in the process, create something beautiful. Favorite track: Hole.
Wallow Within
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Wallow Within Disappointed. Pervertor is an all time great. This isn't even remotely close to it. Shame. Favorite track: Qliphotic Alpha.
Carlos Parlos (cp49)
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Carlos Parlos (cp49) Charlie Fell and company are as pissed as ever and they're making killer blackened sludge in the process. Not as harrowing and excoriating as "Death Mask" maybe but perhaps easier (and more enjoyable) to jam. Favorite track: Consciousness.exe.
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The inevitable regeneration of LORD MANTIS occurred when vocalist/bassist Charlie Fell and guitarist/vocalist Andrew Markuszewski decided to mend ties and once again join forces for a new renewed union to properly carry on the LORD MANTIS legacy, mired in chaos and virulence, by honouring the memory of late drummer/founder Bill Bumgardner with their new album “Universal Death Church”.

With guitarist Ken Sorceron of Abigail Williams fame (who also joined LORD MANTIS on “Death Mask”) and new drummer Bryce Butler, along with honorary vocalist/member Dylan O’Toole of Indian, “Universal Death Church” is the result of a band who has overcome dark and chaotic chapters and bitter internal feuds to set out once again to raise the bar of extreme music after the suicide of a key founding member in the ranks.

“Universal Death Church” sees LORD MANTIS with a new sense of purpose and focus. More developed and immeasurable, vast and towering, “Universal Death Church” continues the doomed and blackened depraved metal paradigm that has become the signature resonating palpitation surrounding the LORD MANTIS sound. The threading between punishing, torturous yet direct and at times tangible industrial-influenced riffing with the more abstract, dark, blackened surreal-like crawling and swift passages paint a new disturbing sonic portrait for the band. The renewed union of LORD MANTIS became akin to that of repairing tissue of an unnamable and vile organism. Leveling up the beast.

Having that infamous reputation of being one of the more vexed acts within the extreme metal scene, as amassed on previous releases such as 2012’s “Pervertor” and most-notably their 2014 controversial “Death Mask” LP, “Universal Death Church” ups the LORD MANTIS ante in pretty much every category; the intensity, darkness, heaviness, and of course the deviance and degeneracy.


released November 22, 2019

Produced, recorded, and mixed by Sanford Parker
Mastered by Collin Jordan
Artwork by VENIEN

Universal Death Church guest appearances: Dylan O'Toole (Indian), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), Dallas Thomas (Pelican)


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