TRI-COLOR BLACK/GRAY/WHITE ‘CHURNING HORROR’ (ltd. 150)
A tenebrous Abyss of stygian grinding death metal has recently been excavated from the Canadian ice around Toronto. Hideous shapes and bloodthirsty rites of the Old Ones are viciously summoned upon the bones and bowels of the Earth through Heretical Anatomy—eight odes to nameless terrors and protean revulsion mercilessly ripped from the flayed life of the cosmos and dripping with crimson adoration.
The frenzied blasting of early American / UK death metal and grindcore, when there was no distinct separation between the two, is a hallmark of Heretical Anatomy. Yet the overwhelming speed scattered across the album is expertly applied, never descending into a one-dimensional space where velocity is the sole basis for existence. Songs are crafted with the care of the elder gods, rigorously refined with a seasoned sophistication, always maintaining a sharply primitive ferocity.
Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust adds his touch to the production, mixing and mastering this malformed death metal horror. Following the release of their two previous demos including The Reins of Horror via Dark Descent Records, 20 Buck Spin now presents the debut album Heretical Anatomy, documenting the first fully realized glimpse into the dark, surging Abyss.