Holocaust of Terrestrial Empires comprises 18 minutes of utterly dark & devastating death metal of the highest order. Swampbeast are up first, with two tracks of hammering, cavernous grind that nevertheless possess a frightening sense of clarity. Hailing from Los Angeles and with a demo prior to this recording, this Swampbeast are well on their way to a world-eating sound. Void Terror likewise have a demo prior to this split, and are no less gutted in their approach. Their two tracks here take a more blackened approach, trawling within the gutter and emitting an abyssic atmosphere that suggests more mastery to come from this Kentucky quartet.
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Fantastic release. A highly original sounding old-school death metal album, brings to mind bands like Impetigo and Autopsy. Cavernous production, disgusting riffs, busy drumming, nasty vocals, and a bass tone drenched in sludge. This will for sure go down as being one of the best death metal albums of this year, and maybe even in a few years. 10/10. endlessfuneral69
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Chambers comes on and in the first couple of minutes, I had to stop dead in my living room and sit my ass down. The drum sound was THAT immediate. Encoffinized drops the hammer and gets the hell outta town for an LP. While there may not be tons of trailblazing about this release, but I have to put plant a flag in the ground here and say that this kind of "sound" takes vision, personality, and dedication. TheFinalHour