Das neue Album Foreordained von PHOBOCOSM aus Montréal könnt ihr euch vollständig im Stream anhören. Das Album wurde bereits am 08.12.2023 über Dark Descent Records veröffentlicht.
Zum Stream geht es hier:
Ein paar Pressestimmen zum neuen Album:https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/foreordained
"...it’s destined to be the sort of album that doesn’t so much dwell in obscurity as it does wait, patiently, to be discovered by those looking for something a little deeper, a little darker, and a little more demanding, than what the rest have to offer." - No Clean Singing
"This is nightmarish, pitch-black stuff. It’s death metal by way of horrific harrowing doom and the sort of malevolent dissonance that almost sounds alive. The apocalypse is coming, and Phobocosm seem to be one of its heralds." - Wonderbox Metal
Foreordained is an amalgamation of everything that came before it. A perfectly balanced fusion of the murky death metal depravity of debut Deprived, blended with the devastating doom of Bringer Of Drought. Remarkably, this was the plan all along: “When we wrote Deprived, we decided that our first three albums would be a trilogy, so Foreordained is the last chapter of that trilogy. We made a conscious effort to pace all three albums in a similar manner since we wanted them to be linked - starting with a slow, crushing doom song and concluding with a long, epic, depressive one. It's not a coincidence,” reveals guitarist Samuel Dufour.
As their genre of choice would suggest, Foreordained's lyrical concepts are about death, as well as the futility of denying one’s inherent mortality. Hence the name of the album; meaning predestined, inevitable… “Since death is unavoidable, the end of all life and of our planet is also unavoidable, so there are apocalyptic themes also. The closer ‘For an Aeon’ is about a possible way the world as we know it could end.”
Wrapped in artwork by the inimitable Lauri Laaksonen of Desolate Shrine, Convocation, and Pestilent Hex fame, Foreordained is set to be a 2023 death metal highlight.
2. Primal Dread
3. Everlasting Void
6. For an Aeon
The album was mixed and mastered (as well as partly recorded) by Xavier Berthiaume from Tehom Productions at Studio Tehom.