Album Review: The Lurking Fear – Out of the Voiceless Grave (Century Media Records)

Made up of members of influential acts like At The Gates, The Haunted, Skitsystem, Disfear and God Macabre, The Lurking Fear have released their debut album, Out of the Voiceless Grave which is out now via Century Media Records.

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Inspired by Lovecraftian tales & horror in general, the title track, Out of the Voiceless Grave sets a sinister tone before Vortex Spawn kicks open the door & sprays the room with ferocious death metal. Blasts of white-hot speed alongside slower, darker tones do little to change the unrelenting heaviness on show here.

The Lurking Fear have crafted an exceptional & fascinating journey here. Crushing metal riffs, skull-imploding drum beats & a desperate, almost hungry style of guttural vocals. Tracks like The Starving Gods of Old, The Cold Jaws of Death & Winged Death are jammed with memorable hooks & furious guitar solos.

The unrelenting aggression is broken up by brief moments of slower, doomier pure head-banging moments. These moments help keep things sounding fresh. Not that it’s possible to get too much of such great death metal.

Out of the Voiceless Grave is a seriously special album, one that takes over-used source material but gives a unique spin on things. It’s impossible to not lose yourself to the kind of groove & rhythm found on The Infernal Dread & Teeth of the Dark Plains. Throw those horns, bang those heads & praise the great old ones!

We’re going to want to hear much more from The Lurking Fear in the future!

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The Lurking Fear – Out of the Voiceless Grave Full Track Listing:

1. Out of the Voiceless Grave
2. Vortex Spawn
3. The Starving Gods of Old
4. The Infernal Dread
5. With Death Engraved in Their Bones
6. Upon Black Winds
7. Teeth of the Dark Plains
8. The Cold Jaws of Death
9. Tongued With Foul Flames
10. Winged Death
11. Tentacles of Blackened Horror

Out of the Voiceless Grave is out now & can be picked up via all major music selling & streaming services including Apple Music below. Want to know more about the The Lurking Fear? Check them out over on Facebook!


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