Album Review: Grave Miasma – Abyss of Wrathful Deities (Dark Descent Records/Sepulchral Voice)

“Abyss of Wrathful Deities” is Grave Miasma´s fifth release, the latest in a 19-year sonic exploration of the transcendental essence and nature of death. Nine tracks of pounding, dark death metal await the listener, rooted in the adoration of mysterious Tibetan burial rites and shamanic passages to other worlds. It will be released on May 14th, 2021 via Dark Descent Records (US) and Sepulchral Voice (Europe).

There’s always an air of excitement around a new Grave Miasma release. Having solidified their name in the death world after a slew of stellar releases. A name that will only get bigger on the back of Abyss of Wrathful Deities. An undeniable Grave Miasma album, an undeniable death metal release but put the two together and you get something that doesn’t follow the traditional rulebook.

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Always capable of surprising while staying wholeheartedly true to the chaotic and crunching heaviness of the core sound. Abyss of Wrathful Deities is a death metal album but with captivating shifts in tone and tempo changes. Equally chilling and fiery, Grave Miasma also draw from the dark and cold well of black metal.

It’s this that gives it such a darker and meaner edge but without drifting from the dangerous death metal style. It should come as no surprise that Grave Miasma are able to perfectly balance all their ideas, but it still does.

Abyss of Wrathful Deities makes you feel like you’re mired in mud and sinking slowly into the darkness below. Scream for help, struggle all you might… that encroaching and suffocating darkness is rising up to meet you.

Grave Miasma – Abyss of Wrathful Deities Full Track Listing:

1. Guardians of Death
2. Rogyapa
3. Ancestral Waters
4. Erudite Decomposition
5. Under the Megalith
6. Demons of the Sand
7. Interlude
8. Exhumation Rites
9. Kingdoms Beyond Kailash


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Grave Miasma - Abyss of Wrathful Deities (Dark Descent Records/Sepulchral Voice)
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