I've been quite over the last week, mainly due to other commitments. The good news is that I no longer have to commute for my job, as I have found one closer to home, which means I have more time in the evenings. So without wasting any more time, I've decided to take a look at Dephosphorus's new double LP Ravenous Solemnity.
I haven't featured Dephosphorus here since I reviewed their split with Wake in 2012. I haven't even got round to reviewing their previous LP Night Sky Transform yet! I'll need to remedy that soon. Anyway, Ravenous Solemnity was released in February by 7 Degrees Records and Canadian label Handshake Inc. Those of you who are familiar with his Greek grind-trio will know just how heavy they can be.
1. Reversed Into Contraction
2. There Is A Colour
3. Ancient Drone
4. Dark On Dark
5. Astrocyte Portal
6. Storming The Sloan Wall
7. False Vacuum
8. Ravenous Solemnity
9. Towards The Cold, Mysterious Infinity
10. Hammer Of Logic
11. Fountain Of Daggers
12. Buried Alive In Obsolescence
13. Glorification Of The Anti-Life Equation
14. Vicious Infinite Regress
For a trio, Dephosphorus are crushing. Opening with Reversed Into Contraction, they mix grind with hints of straight-up metal craziness. There are moments of angular sludge-riffage and while the tone is bass-heavy, they still achieve menacing swathes of melody. It seems that they’ve definitely taken rock to heart more with Ravenous Solemnity, as is evident during the opening bars of There Is A Colour. The screams of Panos Agoros are tortured with frustration and pain.
Listen to Ravenous Solemnity in it's entirety here:-
You can purchase it both digitally and physically from the above bandcamp page.
You can also purchase it from 7 Degrees Records at http://7degrees-records.de/ and from Handshake Inc at http://shop.handshakeinc.com/Vinyl.
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Handshake Inc Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/handshakeinc