Artist: Sermon of Rot
Album: Embodiment of Evil
Release Date: December 2nd 2022
Genres: Death Metal
Formats: Compact Disc, Cassette, Digital
Label: Sewer Rot Records
Location: LA, California, USA
Price: $10 Compact Disc, $10 Casette, $7 Digital
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- Embodiment of Evil (04:40)
- Diminished Reality (05:27)
- Cursed Existence (04:26)
- Retrenched Sanity (03:21)
- Spiritual Ascension (03:55)
- Unraveling (05:07)
Nick Turner: Guitar/Bass
Brandon Scott: Guitar
Jared Moran: Drums/Vocals
A Message From The Artist
More About the Album
Sermon of Rot take a traditional, no-frills approach to death metal, drawing on the classic sounds and styles of the early 90s but approaching it from a new modern angle.
The key words that come to mind when listening to this album are “filth”, “atmosphere” and “dissonance”, three elements that are on full display from start to finish on Embodiment of Evil. There’s a fantastic balance struck between the three that ensures that the listener never gets too much of any and just enough of each.
As stated by the band, the album is an amalgamation of various influences, spanning multiple styles of death metal from multiple different scenes. You’ll find everything from Incantation and Suffocation through to Finnish style death metal. As you listen, you’ll pick up elements from each of these influences, but the band have done such a fantastic job of weaving them together that they feel like something fresh and new altogether.
Crushingly heavy, filth crusted guitar work meets breakneck unrelenting drums and thick dirty bass. Wildly technical meandering riffs pierce through the mix and spiral out into the void giving the music an almost surreal quality. All of this is paired with a suffocating atmosphere and filthy guttural vocals that have a cavernous quality to them.
This is a debut album that isn’t to be missed for any fans of extreme metal, particularly for those who like their music to be ugly and punishing.