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Today's Terminus is recorded remoter-than-usual with TBMG broadcasting from Parts Unknown. What mysteries could this new setting reveal? Well, mostly traffic and pet sounds (but not the cool Beach boys kind.) Still, it's a fun episode with three records that encompass a wide swath of sounds and styles.
First up is the return of Father Befouled, a TDMG favorite whose style of Incantation and Profanatica-inspired brackish OSB/DM takes a turn for the somber and doomy on their newest full length. Father Befouled is well known as one of the initial volley of the wave of Incantation-inspired death metal bands that breed like rabbits these days, but in lieu of merely repeating themselves, this record explores the most sprawling doomdeath aspects of the band's sound.
TBMG's loins turn mottled and turgid at the reappearance of Nattfursth from Sorhin via his new(ish) project Lifvsleda, which defies expectations by taking a route much more melancholy and melodic than Sorhin itself. A deeply cross-pollinated blend of DSBM, black'n'roll, and oldschool Scandinavian second wave, this is a record for the most devout trenchcoat-wearing misanthropes among us- but don't be fooled, there's huge riffs too. Who else, though, is in this band? No public statement has been made, but we have a theory...
Finally, we have a Patron pick in the form of the self-titled Gates of Dawn debut which inspires wild comparisons and debate from your hosts. With one foot in the Instagram tapeblack scene and the other in noble, traditional Slavic symphblack, this is a project with no dearth of talent, but one which also finds itself at a crossroads: which way, black metal man? In the warrens of limited-run tape drops or in the glorious orcslaying fields of Black Metal Proper? We hope he picks the path less travelled- there's certainly enough reason to. 0:00:00 - Intro/Father Befouled - Crowned in Veneficum (Everlasting Spew Records)
0:39:40 - Interlude - Imprecation - “The Throne is Lost” fr. Promo 94 (Independent, 1994)
0:44:04 - Lifvsleda - Sepulkral Dedikation (NoEvDia)
1:29:36 - Interlude - Sorhin - “Tills döden er alla tar” fr. I det glimrande mörkrets djup (Near Dark Productions, 1997) (A digital version was at one point available but no more. Perhaps a rights issue? Still widely available on the used market.)
1:34:21 - Gates of Dawn - Gates of Dawn (Death Hymns)
2:22:46 - Outro - Coil - “The First Five Minutes After Death” fr. Horse Rotorvator (Force & Form, 1986)
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