Outstanding sci-fi death metal EP! 4 killer tracks, endless imagination. Some major talent on Blood Harvest and I love that it’s a 4-way split. Get transported ASAP.
Favorite track: Xerthaneus.
BLOOD HARVEST RECORDS is proud to present Chasm of Aeons, a special four-way split mini-album featuring CRYPTIC SHIFT, REPLICANT, INOCULATION, and ASTRAL TOMB.
Featuring four tracks for a total of 19 minutes, Chasm of Aeons is quick 'n' concise slab of sci-fi death metal sorcery. CRYPTIC SHIFT are up first with the aptly titled "Cosmic Dreams." Hot off the MASSIVE critical acclaim for Visitations from Enceladus, their BLOOD HARVEST debut album from earlier this year, these still-blooming British stalwarts here effortlessly create a maelstrom of mesmerizing math and hacking-into-the-mainframe horror, all threaded together with classy (and cosmic) soloing. REPLICANT follow with another aptly titled track, "Unbeing." Here, these on-the-ascent Americans build a dense 'n' dissonant monolith of deep-space dread. INOCULATION are next with "Xerthaneus," which is just as tricky and treacherous as that title promises: super-dizzying cosmic DEATH done with insane precision, and sure to mangle your mind. Closing out proceedings are ASTRAL TOMB, who verily create their moniker with the slamming 'n' sluicing "Transcendence From the Mortal Plane Guided by a Familiar Phantasm." And their track literally sounds like that, and more: angular, skronking, and shit-heavy!
Completed by stunningly evocative cover art, Chasm of Aeons is bound to be the definitive word on death metal that's cosmic, sci-fi, and mathematically beyond. Enter at your own peril!
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While the songwriting of Providence is a clear step up from Cosmovore, it still feels lacking. Maybe by black metal standards this is really good, but BM in general is just very bland with pretty mediocre writing, in my opinion. Camel