Premiere: Stream Abyssal Ascendant’s Deacons of Abhorrence In Full
Ascending from the depths, enshrined in maddening chaos
One doesn’t have to look hard for Lovecraft-inspired bands these days; indeed, we hit peak Cthulhu several years ago, and we’ve been adding to the pile ever since. While Abyssal Ascendant may not stand out in terms of lyrical themes, it’s hard to argue with their music. Playing on the fringes of death metal and gazing across the starry fields of tech death, they properly channel the unfathomable madness of the mythos into their music in a way that sounds properly wild but still incredibly headbangable. It’s quite the feat; Chronicles of the Doomed Worlds – Part II. Deacons of Abhorrence (we’ll stick with “Deacons of Abhorrence” from here on out) very clearly invokes the sound of bands like Cannibal Corpse, Nile, and Immolation, but fuses it with apocalyptic symphonics and mind-bending lead guitar work that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of Morean and Trey Azagthoth. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited to be bringing you a full stream of the album today.
I know I’m hyping the shit out of this release, but trust me, it’s absolutely warranted. Deacons of Abhorrence is a damn fine work of death metal, and it should be top of anyone’s to-listen list for fans of any of the aforementioned bands. Fortunately, you won’t have to wait long to pick it up: Deacons is out this Friday, October 9th, and you can snag yourself a copy on Bandcamp. Be sure to follow Abyssal Ascendant on Facebook as well if you’re so inclined.