Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Death Doom

Hear the Otherworldly Death-Doom of VOID ROT “Descending Pillars” Exclusive Album Premiere

Minnesota death-doom titans Void Rot prepare the release of their immense debut LP “Descending Pillars”, hitting the streets and airwaves officially tomorrow September 11 2020 via Everlasting Spew Records in Europe (vinyl and CD for europe HERE, digital for Europe HERE) and Sentient Ruin in North America (vinyl, tape, digital for America HERE), and today we’re honored to bring you the first full play of the album via the player below.

Void Rot had already made a name for themselves in 2018 via the release of their debut EP “Consumed by Oblivion”, a death-doom masterclass that drew comparisons to other heavyweights in the genre like Krypts and Spectral Voice thanks to its exceptionally atmospheric and massive sounding slow-moving death metal. Invitations to play the Total Death Over Mexico fest and then Killtown Deathfest (later cancelled due to COVID) seemed to cement this suspicion in most of us that we were dealing with a band with a bright future ahead, on an vertically ascending trajectory, and ready to take over the realm of atmospheric death metal by storm. Well, the wait is over, and as soon as the first riffs of “Descending Pillars” resound in your ear, you will be instantly reminded of this band’s power, of this album’s immensity, and transported to another dimension where death metal is the core element to a lucid hallucination, used as a world-building material to construct realms of the unthinkable and ungraspable….

By all definitions IMMENSE, “Descending Pillars” is an album of imposing proportions, with multiple buildups, collapses, and climaxes littered throughout. An album in which every moment is tense and building and moving toward some kind of catastrophic conclusion, only to reignite on the heels of its inexhaustible fire to reshape the listener’s fall deeper into a formless and hallucinogenic dimension of total and crushing aural immensity.

Using simple but exceptionally executed concepts extrapolated from a long running history of mid-tempo death metal, Void Rot have distilled the absolute best from the genre to create their own personal atmospheric slow death metal colossus, funneling the irresistibly catchy breakneck palm-mutes and power-chords, the soaring double-bass propulsion, and the enigmatic atmospheric interludes pioneered 30 years ago by Disembowelment, into a contemporary death-doom masterclass. Far from ending there, the experience is ulteriorly augmented and taken to extremes of utter excellence by the near flawlessness of each single riff, the exceptional deep and bellowing low-pitched vocals, and just its staggering ease of fruition, for an album that at just forty minutes in length, never loses focus for a second and accomplishes the unthinkable leaving you begging for more at the end of the listen without a single part you wish you hand’t heard, but just wanting more of it.

The main aspect of the complete excellence of “Descending Pillars” lies in its immense familiarity and graspability, its extreme ease of fruition, and its loyal adherence to a few but highly unforgettable concepts of death doom masterfully transposed to the present, which the band has elaborated and executed to sheer perfection. You will not find any pretentious experimentalism or anything too ambitiously out of focus here; rather you will simply witness the immensity of how a modern and contemporary death-doom album should sound in 2020, with its roots firmly planted into the genre’s most revered tradition to re-evoke its ancestral glory, and it’s form perfectly reshaped and adapted to the present and future of the genre.

Written By

DETESTATIO.

Click to comment
Advertisement
Advertisement

If you like this post and want to see more, help keep us going!
  

Sentient 112217
WickedWoman
Black Matter Mastering
Earsplit
Advertisement

You May Also Like

Death Metal

WARNING: flashing images may not be appropriate for all viewers.Here we go, dutch experimental raw death metal deformers CRYPTAE are about to be back...

Death Metal

This Friday September 3rd, American extreme music forge Sentient Ruin will unleash the harrowing debut full-length LP by mysterious American abhorrent noise death-doom experiment...

Avant Garde

PLAGUE ORGAN are a new avant-garde extreme metal hallucination from the Netherlands formed by Rene Aquarius of Cryptae, Dead Neanderthals, Imperial Cult etc. on...

Black Metal

NITE are a new band from San Francisco, CA (formed by current and past members of Satan’s Wrath, High Spirits, Serpents of Dawn and...