no other album has been on repeat for me in 2018 like this one. Absolute crusher and my fav record of the year so far. seriously some next level shit from these guys! a future classic indeed
Turkey's Burial Invocation exploded onto the underground scene when their debut EP 'Rituals of the Grotesque," released Feb 3, 2010. Coincidentally, this was the first release under the newly-formed Dark Descent Records banner. The initial pressing of this CD sold out quickly as the band's brand of doomy, crypt-dwelling death metal was infectious as it was blistering.
Mixing elements of Finnish death metal among other influences, Burial Invocation followed up the debut EP the next year on the well-received split 7" with Japan's Anatomia. This split, also released on Dark Descent Records, quickly sold out. The band eventually followed these releases with some memorable live appearances including the initial version of Copenhagen's legendary Kill Town Death Fest.
In the years since, the band was inactive as members pursued other projects and interests. There were rumblings from the band including small European tour runs and we were largely left to wonder what happened to Burial Invocation?
In 2017, the fires were lit once more as the band were said to be working on a new album. Once again under the Me Saco Un Ojo Records banner (CD via long-time ally Dark Descent), "Abiogenesis" sees this Turkish crew reign once more. No longer will we be left wondering...Burial Invocation has returned and the wait has been well worth it.
There's an absolute wall of death metal density to unpack. Almost every track is an assiduous assault of cosmic horror and there's little to no useless bulk on this album -- it's so compact, so air tight, and so focused on delivering an Alien-inspired listening experience.
There's a lot of reverence for bands of old while still sounding new. Tomb Mold are truly at the top of the heap of a 2019 that was filled with incredible death metal. cvltcorgi888