CRURIFRAGIUM "Beasts Of The Temple Of Satan" [12" LP]
2017 - Black/Death Metal from United States
Although only springing to foul life in 2015, Crurifragium's history stretches back to their previous existence as Warpvomit. And although only existing for a couple years before the name-change, with their lone Carnal Sacrifice demo, Warpvomit verily approximated their moniker: disgusting, gestatingly cyclonic bestial metal that brimmed with a weird 'n' unsettling chaos and a tar-thick density. Alas, with that name change came a relatively more finessed approach to the bestial arts; Crurifragium's eponymous debut demo suggested a slight change was afoot, but it's with Beasts of the Temple of Satan where the power-trio truly come into their own. Resolutely crude and barbaric and forsaking any niceties like "progression" or good taste, Crurifragium explode forth with a filthiness beyond compare. Granted, its grind 'n' churn owes reverential debut to the dual gods of Blasphemy and Beherit, but these particular Beasts of the Temple of Satan exhibit a ghastly, gibbering intensity that sounds like those last frayed ends of sanity forever severing their grip upon (ir)reality and (ir)rationality. Within that palpable possession, the maelstrom whipped forth ably benefits from a stout and sawn-off production that's simply crushing to behold. The rise of the black moon is at hand, so empty the chalice with Crurifragium's Beasts of the Temple of Satan!