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To Crown All Befoulment


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Dan Curhan
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Dan Curhan A neat blackened death offering that offers excellent psychedelic stretches amid blistering riffage and savage vox. The songwriting is quite good. The songs work really well. There's organic and fitting dynamics with thoughtful transitions - at times it feels like deathdoom, but they always crank the tempos and intensity back up into furious explosions of heaviness. It's super well done.
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gckator Its crazy good and addicting. Favorite track: Anthropocene Through Burial Mounds.
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Nattskog Absolutely unforgiving Death Metal darkness that drips with inhuman oddities from another realm. Favorite track: Blight.
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PannionSeer An astonishing debut that blindsided me on my first listen. This sounds like it was made by wicked men possessed by the savage souls of tortured beasts. The term "bestial" gets thrown around a lot in death metal, but in this case it is deadly accurate. The pacing on this album is incredible too, slowly constructing a towering bone-prison of riffs that will trap you for its runtime. If you're a fan of extreme death metal, do not sleep on this. Favorite track: Autoasphyxia.
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Ippocalyptica This is a stunning bestial war metal album that is easily 2020’s answer to last year’s incredible Slave Morality from Profane Order. The difference is that To Crown All Befoulment feels significantly more evil, which is saying something. When your dinner guests are overstaying their welcome and you just want to go sleep, playing this album will clear all but the most hardened people out of your home. Oh, and the official album description above is one of the best that I’ve ever read! Favorite track: Blight.
Christopher Charlot
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Christopher Charlot It’s on Sentient Ruin, just buy it already.
Autoasphyxia 06:31
Blight 06:07


Oakland black/death metal plague wielders Dearth finally debut with their long awaited and highly anticipated first full-length album "To Crown All Befoulment", a sonic reign of terror clawing deep into the most wretched, abominable, and hideous realms of human nature. Nihilistic beyond comprehension and sonically devastating, on the crushing debut LP Dearth explore incomprehensible thresholds of disgust and abjection through a sonic arsenal forged deep into in the most tormented circles of hell, unleashing a cataclysm of dark death metal horror that will leave the listener scarred and ravaged. Thorough an inescapable maze of oppressive death metal riffs and malefic atmospheres, the Oakland death-bringers have drawn influence from extreme metal titans like Dead Congregation, Deathspell Omega, Lucifyre, Demoncy, and Pseudogod to assemble a mortal weapon of mass extermination that symbolizes and glorifies the complete and implacable eradication of humanity in its every form and manifestation.


released June 19, 2020

Recorded and mixed at Earhammer in Oakland CA by Greg Wilkinson
Mastered by Justin Divver
Graphic layout by Justin Divver
Artwork by Ike Greca


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