Antediluvian
Through the Cervix of Hawaah


4.0
excellent

Review

by Hawks USER (71 Reviews)
March 26th, 2012 | 94 replies | 6,758 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: So this is what hell sounds like...

Antediluvian is an experimental death metal band hailing from the land of Ontario, Canada. If you're unfamiliar with the band, then I'm gonna try and shed some light for you. They were formed in the year 2006, so they're pretty new to the death metal scene. Up to this point, they've released 6 demos/EP's/compilations and this album, Through the Cervix of Hawaah, is their debut full-length. This band has been making some noise in the underground metal scene because of their unorthodox style of play. Like I mentioned earlier Antediluvian opts for an experimental type of death metal sound mixed with some black metal-esque atmospheres similar to bands such as Portal, Impetuous Ritual, and Mitochondrion. With that being said, Antediluvian certainly isn't a clone of those bands.

Through the Cervix of Hawaah is an album that really grabs ahold of you from the get-go and never let's you go. Everything about this album is completely chaotic and that's evident from the very beginning. What you get here is a cluster*** of blackened riffs drenched in a grimy and almost suffocating atmosphere. Imagine yourself floating around in a black abyss and never quite being able to find your way out. That's pretty much how it is listening to this album. You may have a few seconds to catch your composure, take for example the end of the third track Intuitus Mortuus, but next thing you know, you're being knocked out by more and more riffs. The point of all the chaotic riffing on this album is to make you feel as uncomfortable as possible. You can never quite feel content listening to this album. It's like watching a horror movie. You feel like you know what's coming, but you still find yourself jumping at every little thing that happens. The vocals just add to this type of feeling. These aren't just your normal death metal growls. I mean, they are obviously growled vocals, but there's also some sort of effect on them that gives them a slight echo and makes them sound ten times more sinister. You can't understand a damn word the guy is saying, but you really don't have to. All you need to know is he's spewing evil and he wants you to feel it.

I know a lot of people claim that certain albums sound like "hell is coming through the speakers," but in this case, that really is true. If there was a soundtrack to hell, Through the Cervix of Hawaah would be a prime candidate. And that is where Antediluvian separate themselves from the other bands playing this style of death metal. They take the same formula, but they make it sound even more hellish and gut-wrenching. So basically, if you like this style of blackened/experimental death metal and you haven't heard Antediluvian yet, you're failing at life.



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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 26th 2012


16387 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeah this ruled

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Hawks
March 26th 2012


35824 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Satan so hard.

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MO
March 26th 2012


18639 Comments


great album indeed

Hawks
March 26th 2012


35824 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hell yes.

CaptainDooRight
March 26th 2012


29098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

awesome album, solid as hell

good rev btw pos rep hard

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 26th 2012


18455 Comments


good album but i still just dont really dig this style of dm too much

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Hawks
March 26th 2012


35824 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks Captain. m/

Hype, I could understand why you're not crazy about it. It's definitely not for everybody.

Motiv3
March 26th 2012


8932 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Great album here.

Digging: Punch - They Don?t Have To Believe

Hawks
March 26th 2012


35824 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You're damn right my man.

Adabelle
March 26th 2012


4257 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

good album but i still just dont really dig this style of dm too much

Yeah p. much that...

Hawks
March 26th 2012


35824 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Eh like I said, it's not for everyone so I can respect your opinion.

MalleusMaleficarum
March 26th 2012


14322 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i was just starting a review for this album lol

Funeralopolis
March 26th 2012


11319 Comments


hurry up before it is too late!

Digging: No Joy - Wait to Pleasure

MalleusMaleficarum
March 26th 2012


14322 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i dont get it

Hawks
March 26th 2012


35824 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i was just starting a review for this album lol

Sorry man. :[

Funeralopolis
March 26th 2012


11319 Comments


you could always ask a mod to delete your review.

Hawks
March 26th 2012


35824 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

What the hell are you talking about?

Funeralopolis
March 26th 2012


11319 Comments


then you wouldn't have to feel sorry for posting it :]

Hawks
March 26th 2012


35824 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Or he can just post his too...

MalleusMaleficarum
March 26th 2012


14322 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i'll just wait for hawks to get enough negs that he deletes the review



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