DEATH FETISHIST "Clandestine Sacrament" [CD, Digipak]
2016 - Black/Doom from United States
Matron Thorn, artist-creator of the bestial AEVANGELIST, and drummer G. Nefarious (PANZERGOD), now unleash their most striking work to date: "Clandestine Sacrament", the all-encompassing debut album from DEATH FETISHIST - a nightmarishly addictive sonic netherworld. In keeping with a singular modus operandi, this alchemical creation revels in catharsis through hauntology: sickeningly uncanny extremity built upon sublimated beauty, chaos, dissonance and an ever-present, near-palpable, almost overwhelming sense of existential desperation. DEATH FETISHIST enmesh cascades of swirling, alienating phrases inside claustrophobic song-craft to inspire grim hypnosis. Guesting vocalists D.G. (MISpYRMING) and Doug Moore (PYRRHON) bring immense guttural and lyrical power, hammering home the violence of self-preservation. Synth orchestration of twisted profundity is provided by Jurgen Bartsch (BETHLEHEM) and Mories (GNAW THEIR TONGUES). DEATH FETISHIST meld the spirit of USBM pioneers and the vivacious Icelandic scene with raw, punk-infused death metal, dark ambient, ecstatic noise and equal measures of Pornography, Mort and In the Nightside Eclipse... "Clandestine Sacrament" is another mind-bending incursion by a unique voice defusing the boundaries of Blackened Death Metal - a hallucinatory gem.