My favorite drums on a death metal album in 2019 so far, tied with The Occult’s Necropolis. This is a titanic slab of aggressive death that needs more attention. It’ll definitely be in my top 5 for death metal this year.
Favorite track: Unreclaimed Blood (Phantom Swarm).
Drawn from the alluvial darkness and consecrated in the materia prima of unconscious fear, Superstition has come forth as the archon of illimitable lunacy, the purveyor of spiritual violence and the demiurge of psychic malfeasance.
As the namesake suggests, Superstition has risen from the perennial mire like a psychological parasite, intent on invoking the ageless horrors of the collective unconscious, and born to serve as a reminder that mankind still has much to fear of the dark. Armed with the sonic weaponry of the traditional pan-American sound, the band bears the torch of its bloodsoaked predecessors and ushers in a new era of venomous death metal.
Following the magnetic horror of The Surging Throng of Evil’s Might Demo, Superstition is poised to unleash the next chapter of parademonic madness through the aural codex aptly named, The Anatomy of Unholy Transformation. Presenting six sonorous incantations of funereal obsession, Superstition has perfected the violent belligerence promised through its rudimentary efforts. Driving the burning sword of damnation with searing speed, maniacal riffs and bellicose leads, The Anatomy of Unholy Transformation delivers the inceptive sounds that originally marked death metal’s ascendency as the ultimate force of destruction.
released June 21, 2019
Recorded by Andrew Oswald
Mastered by Dan Lowndes
Art by Yu Rim Chung