Aethyrvorous
Demo


4.0
excellent

Review

by rasputin USER (196 Reviews)
November 24th, 2011 | 44 replies | 4,201 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist


In the vein of fellow countrymen Portal, Ignivomous and the recently risen Impetuous Ritual, Aethyvorous play a devastating and obscure form of death metal, displaying yet another facet of Australia’s highly unique brand of skull-crushing destruction. In all respects, Aethyrvorous’s music represents a true deconstruction of death metal convention. While the influence of bands like Incantation and Imprecation is obvious, Aethyrvorous play heavily with the lumbering and ominous aesthetic that Portal have streamlined over their three LPs, shaping into something new while still keeping Portal's malicious tone. The three songs on the demo tape are simply numbered and unnamed, and there is little information to be found regarding the band’s members; the mystery behind the tape goes hand in hand with its disturbing nature.

All three tracks are lengthy death metal dirges filled with grinding riffage and squealing, monstrous guitar leads – ‘III’, a ten minute devastation taking up Side B entirely, exemplifies the band’s obscure style, its hulking tempos rolling along accompanied by monstrously low roars. Short yet effective samples can be found among the first two songs, one which separates the two, giving it a somewhat distinctive edge. At the very least, Aethyrvorous declare their standing in the Australian scene rather forcefully with this short demo tape, and they’re better off for it. As their first release, the waves it caused throughout the Aussie underground are completely expected, and anyone with a taste for the style of malevolent death metal purported by the likes of Portal will undoubtedly treasure this wondrous tape.



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rasputin
November 25th 2011


14544 Comments


written jan 2010

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2011


16137 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Rules.

MO
November 25th 2011


18630 Comments


My singer loves this band. I'll check it for sure. Sounds devastating heh.

taylormemer
November 25th 2011


4917 Comments


Cheers bro. Gonna check this.

rasputin
November 25th 2011


14544 Comments


I reckon you might dig this Jake, at least conceptually.

Good album to listen to on your birthday for sure ;)

ShadowRemains
November 25th 2011


20694 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

shame these guys broke up

Digging: Banks - Goddess

rasputin
November 25th 2011


14544 Comments


yeah it sucks


also, people posting in this thread will be interested to know that the encoffination/grave upheaval split that came out not too long ago is fucking excellent. only one song from each band, but the best I've heard from either.

(LP came today, on the 7th listen in a row)

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2011


16137 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Never listened to Grave Upheaval, but I like Encoffination enough to check it out asap.

rasputin
November 25th 2011


14544 Comments


they just have this split and a demo tape that came out in 09

it's pretty sweet, but not as good as aethyrvorous

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2011


16137 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Seeing Portal in the review reminded me to ask you if you've listened to the remix they did of that Bloody Panda track.

BallsToTheWall
November 25th 2011


44300 Comments


Never get enough of these Incantation clones. Add in an Imprecation influence and im sold on jamming to this.

Digging: Tiamat - Clouds

taylormemer
November 25th 2011


4917 Comments


This is swell so far.

ShadowRemains
November 25th 2011


20694 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

u guys need to hear that eskhaton album from this year

from australia, slays, ya

rasputin
November 25th 2011


14544 Comments


Seeing Portal in the review reminded me to ask you if you've listened to the remix they did of that Bloody Panda track.


nah I didn't actually, I remember reading about it but then I must've completely forgotten. Is it any good?

Never get enough of these Incantation clones. Add in an Imprecation influence and im sold on jamming to this.


yeah these guys (much like Portal) take Incantation's early sound (golgotha and prior) and make it fucking weird and beastly

This is swell so far.


sweeeet

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2011


16137 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, it's pretty cool.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2011/11/an_interview_wi.html

BallsToTheWall
November 25th 2011


44300 Comments


Goon news all around, Portal covering Bloody Panda wow I need to hear that.

taylormemer
November 25th 2011


4917 Comments


Might fix the album art if you don't mind.

rasputin
November 25th 2011


14544 Comments


go for it man, thanks

taylormemer
November 25th 2011


4917 Comments


There we go.

The dissonance of this band makes me nauseous, in a good way. Particularly during III, holy shiiii.

Relinquished
November 25th 2011


25004 Comments


album rules



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