This week Sentient Ruin and Dawnbreed Records will unleash a plague-born onslaught of total death/grind malignancy when they drop the debut ALTARS demo/EP on 7″ vinyl. Today we’re proud to unveil this wretched piece of aural torment in its entirety – check it out below!
On this incinerating debut short-player the San Jose CA-based foursome (formed by members of Deadpressure and In Disgust) unleash a sonic holocaust of unseen ferocity. With short and lightning-fast songs, ALTARS stir up a war zone in a matter of seconds, and their annihilation of the listener, while instantaneous, is meticulous and merciless and comes with enormous amounts of pain. Within the four pulverizing tracks of this 7″ ALTARS channel “Realm of Chaos” era Bolt Thrower (when they still had blast beats), early Carcass, Benediction, Extreme Noise Terror and early Napalm Death to gloriously re-inact the utter terror unleashed back in the late 80s/early 90s by the most praised and influential UK extreme acts of the time, while also giving their own gruesome twist to things by conjuring the same chaotic and abhorrent atmospheres as seen in even darker and more extreme acts like Pseudogod, Immolation, and Monstrosity.
The self-titled ALTARS 7″ is officially released August 24 2018 on black and clear orange vinyl by Sentient Ruin in the USA and by Dawnbreed Records in the EU, and can be (pre)ordered from the labels here or here for North America, or here for the EU.