DESOLATE SHRINE "Tenebrous Towers" [12" LP, Black Vinyl]
2016 - Death Metal from Finland
With a steady output of three full-length albums throughout the first half of the 2010s (the latest two on Dark Descent Records), Finland's purveyors of chaos and wrath, Desolate Shrine, proved to be one of the most consistently crushing death metal acts, that appeared in the underground scene during the past five years. Originally released in 2011 through Hammer Of Hate, Tenebrous Towers opened up the crushing mysticism of Desolate Shrine with a truly remarkable form of possessed, blackened death metal. Executed with skill and worship, the heaviness of Tenebrous Towers comes not only from speed but the crushing mid-tempo and oppressive slow tunes accompanied with atmospheric acoustic sections. The demonic inhuman growlings/screamings of two vocalists not only interpret the in-depth lyrics but add more hell to the overwhelming atmosphere. Properly expressed with dynamic sounds, the debut album of Desolate Shrine is not to be missed!