Catacombs – Echoes Through the Catacombs

up_041204_catacombsWith 2 monolithic tracks clocking in at nearly a half hours worth of sludge, the mastermind behind Hierophant (seek the reviews lurking in these very digital pages) has resurfaced with Catacombs, yet another bleak vision of life smothering funeral dirge doom. In a lot of ways, Catacombs is the perfect continuation of the Hierophant formula, but with surprisingly more melodious harmonies stretched over the plodding, down tuned power chord churn and the production is noticeably fuller/more engulfing. Fans of Disembowelment, Thergothon, Evoken and Skepticism will indeed swarm to the slug like delivery and heavy as an avalanche layering of sonic dread. Depressing and devoid of life… this is the realm where Catacombs rule. – Marty

~ by martyworm on January 3, 2009.

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