Miscarriage - Imminent Horror, 2xLP, black
Like an acid trip that goes totally wrong as you enter a torture dungeon of unnameable horrors and begin to hallucinate before the most harrowing cruelty and inhumanity, Miscarriage’s new album and Sentient Ruin debut “Imminent Horror” is a work which defies logic and sanity in its ghastly display of dismal aural misery. If you ever thought a slower and more atmospheric and cerebral sludge-doom version of infamously fringe and repulsive extreme metal bands like early Carcass or Pissgrave was just a silly pipe dream, think again... Set to become one of the most shockingly violent, depraved, unsettling, and horrific albums of 2019, “Imminent Horror” seems to have crossed never before seen thresholds in extreme metal, taking the genre to a sickening new extreme never before fathomed, not even by the sickest and most deranged up minds. Structured around a churning morass of appallingly downtrend and derailing guitars, hallucinatory atmospheres, an utterly oppressive rhythm section, and a swarming haze of flesh-tearing screams, the songs on this abomination incarnated seem to want to reach out into a realm of the absurd to harness a level of cruelty and inhumanity of unseen magnitude and plausibility. With their early Carcass gorenoise/goregrind influences firmly rooted at the base, Miscarriage have augmented the foundations of this abhorrent sound and built an entire new world above it by bringing in elements of slower and more experimental and atmospheric extreme music coming from a sickening cesspool of influences as diverse as early Swans, Primitive Man, Corrupted, Godflesh and the most messed up extreme black metal, to materialize an aural abomination of near-incomprehensible horror and depravity. Classic homemade gore-drenched artwork rounds out a release of absolutely incinerating cruelty and insanity whose sole existence is already an inexplainable riddle.