Appalling Ascension

by The Ominous Circle

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Fernando C.T.
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Fernando C.T. A true display of pure Blackened Blasphemy and Sublime Reverence for Total Spiritual Death! Favorite track: Consecrating His Mark.
whatisthis8175
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whatisthis8175 Terrifying. A real black hole to fall down.
Ippocalyptica
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Ippocalyptica This is the kind of blackened death metal that reminds me a great deal of Dead Congregation, which is of course a massive compliment for any new band on their first work. The production values of Appalling Ascension really help drive home the stunning melodic nuances in every song, without which this would have merely been an enjoyably brutal assault. Factor in the great sense of dynamics both within and between songs, and you have a stunning debut album worthy of your time and respect! Favorite track: A Gray Outcast.
T R E N N
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T R E N N This is my new favorite band.
Mr. Superunknown
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Mr. Superunknown Vehement, bone-grinding, faith-crushing, majestic, brutal, great. These guys how to create music that transports darkness. A band with potential. Favorite track: From Endless Chasms.
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Comprised of membership from the blinding light regions of Portugal, The Ominous Circle is a burning black sphere of sinuous torment taking shape over their native land. ‘Appalling Ascension’ is the Circle's initiation into this upper physical world, undulating like a prophesied curse into the increasing chaos of modern ‘life’.

While the reverent tropes of nowadays Death Metal will be recognizable to Circle adherents, the cauldron is mixed in myriad conjurations that stray from the retreating safety inferior forces are prone to linger in. Moments of oppressive Death Doom, grinding blasts of mania, rancid melodies and mid-tempo dynamic necromancy on tracks like ‘From Endless Chasms and ‘As The Worm Descends’ canonize these odious psalms into timeless lore.

The late obsession of some to ignore songwriting in favor of cavernous ambient suffocating “evil” doesn’t play on ‘Appalling Ascension’ - here instead, and most welcome, are crushing and barbarous Dark Death Metal songs for initiates to devote themselves to, and to enter into the pantheon of most memorable debut recordings. And in the fashion of the most auspicious horror, this is only the beginning…

Released by 20 Buck Spin in North America, and Osmose Productions in Europe.

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released January 27, 2017

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