The Pitch: "Mysterious Italian act Order Ov Riven Cathedrals returns with their second full-length album titled Göbekli Tepe...refining their frantic and emotionally intense death metal sound merging heavy and dense riffs with ethereal and intriguing ambiences." FFO: Cattle Decapitation, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hideous Divinity
What I Like: Göbekli Tepe is pure, destructive deathgrind. Named for the Turkish archeological site thought to be the first religious temple. the album is full of anti religious themes and music sure to open up several gateways to hell. The relentless double bass alone is enough to rattle down every frame, and probably also the drywall, in your house. It's like Wormed had a baby with the blackened, Babylonian riffs of Behemoth. The deep, gurgling vocals of whatever demon presides over these procedings only further entrenches the album in the most vile of aesthetics.
And that's just the thing. There are no names or photos behind this project. Order Ov Riven Cathedrals is 100% anonymous, which only serves to expand the ominous shroud of mystery. Free from the restraints of image, the band is free to be a completely unbridled expression of pure death metal rage. Combining the intensity of Cattle Decapitation with the dramatic, EDM flourishes of Born of Osiris, The music transcends individual instruments to become a focused, annihilating force of malice.
Critiques: This is another one of those albums that can become so berating as to wear the listen down. With very little variety when it comes to pacing, committing 45 minutes to a constant jack-hammering of the skull can be a little much at times.
The Verdict: As clarified in the final Breaking Bad sample, Order Ov Riven Cathedrals is indeed "the one who knocks." Between the absolutely pummeling pace, gnarly vocals, and flashy electronic elments; Göbekli Tepe leaves no survivors and no room for fanatics.
Flight's Fav's: Worship ov Abduction, Invocation ov the Kavod, From Neptune Towards Assyria
- Review by FlightOfIcarus
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