Stream ASCENDED DEAD’s “Inverted Ascension” HERE.
“Inverted Ascension” is the incinerating new track from Portland, Oregon-based death metal collective ASCENDED DEAD. The song is the latest precursor of the band’s impending second LP, Evenfall Of The Apocalypse, which is nearing release on 20 Buck Spin.
Uniting guitarist/vocalist Jon Reider, guitarist Ian Lawrence, bassist Kevin Schreutelkamp, and drummer Charlie Koryn, ASCENDED DEAD plays death metal the ancient way with an intrinsically malign pedigree and methodical cruelty scarcely heard nowadays. Flesh-peeling intensity at warp-speed, technically frenzied leads that cut straight through bone and a relentless annihilating force that rarely ceases long enough to take a breath. Yet amidst this fiery conflagration a wholly deliberate and fanatical attention to detail and craft remain undeniable, allowing the pandemonium a distinct structure and memorability.
While the band has more than enough skill and ability to perform a darkly acoustic piece like “Passage To Eternity,” a rare moment of respite, repeated spins through Evenfall Of The Apocalypse only serve to perpetuate ASCENDED DEAD’s inexorable place at the vanguard of violent real death metal, carrying the banner into the future. Detrimental listening for fans of Possessed, Sadistic Intent, Necrovore, Force Of Darkness, Black Curse, Morbid Angel, Immolation, Angelcorpse, Sarcofago, Triumvir Foul, Concrete Winds, Ruin Lust, and Degial.
The instruments on Evenfall Of The Apocalypse were recorded by Charlie Koryn at Toadhouse Studios, the vocals tracked by Jason Gluck at Halsey Studios, with additional noise by Brian Rush, Charlie Koryn, and Jon Reider. The album was mixed and mastered by Stephen DeAcutis (Worm, Evoken) and completed with artwork by Kyle Bowen, photography by Aaron Pepelis and Scott Kinkade, and layout by Dan Fried.
Additionally, ASCENDED DEAD drummer Charlie Koryn currently also sits on death metal’s highest drum throne, playing for Morbid Angel on their ongoing US tour.
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