This is an absolute masterpiece. These guys have somehow found a magical balance between that old school death sound and still having an original sound. The more I listen, the better this album gets! The subtle keyboards used to create the supernatural feel of this album are so well done. These guys are one of the best Death Metal bands in recent times. Can't wait to see them live!
Favorite track: Barbarous Experimentation.
Yet ANOTHER prime example of brilliant old school sounding death metal in 2018. 20 Buck Spin have been absolutely killing it this year. A combination of brutality, groove and catchiness results in an essential monolith of a record. Buy or die!
Favorite track: Mortuary Of Nightmares.
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Scorched return with their 2nd full length experiment in barbarity. Earlier in 2018 20 Buck Spin collected the body of Scorched non-LP material onto the ‘Excavated For Evisceration’ platter, reintroducing the band under the label’s banner. And yet ‘Excavated…’ served as mere appetizer to the main course of ‘Ecliptic Butchery’, a sadistic tale of deep space terror and desolate inhumanity smeared in blood red brutality.
The eerie bizarre intro of ‘Blood Splatter Eclipse’ sets the unearthly mood of a place far beyond. The band fades in with a savagely slow churn indicating a crossover to a domain where piercing shrieks of pain are to be indifferently lost in the lifeless expanse of the void. The hopeless punishment continues as ‘Exhibits Of Torture’ are everywhere and the ‘Mortuary Of Nightmares’ leads only deeper into the horror until finally a formless mass of ‘Dissected Humanity’ is all that remains.
Produced, mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Tomb Mold, Pissgrave, Prurient), the impossibly heavy recording, seething and slicing, exemplifies the ideal Scorched operating theater for the bands uniquely gut-wrenching Death Metal. Simply one of the most malicious onslaughts of 2018.