Outer Heaven
Realms Of Eternal Decay


3.8
excellent

Review

by Atari STAFF
October 14th, 2018 | 281 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An unrelenting 30 minutes of quality death metal

It doesn’t take a death metal aficionado to tell you Realms of Eternal Decay is both consistent and filthy. There’s nothing terribly original about it, but that’s just fine. The execution is top-notch, holding the listener’s attention with each sinister riff and cavernous echo. Outer Heaven have crafted their personal, demented version of hell: one where uneasy walls of sound pummel their way through the putrid air – and through you – for a relentless 30 minutes. Unsurprisingly, the album is made more enjoyable by the gruesome, over-the-top imagery at hand. In this afterlife, you’ll be “embalmed in eternity”, as twisting forms and “grotesque creations” rise from the rotting soil.

Of course, these themes of disease and death are really brought to fruition by the fantastic musicianship. The vocalist fits right into the gloomy setting – his low, bellowing snarl a thing of agony – but it’s often the instrumentation that gives an extra jolt to your senses. Songs like “Vortex of Thought” and “Pulsating Swarm” are prime examples, with breakneck guitars and drums beating the listener over the head in a swirling fury. It may grow a bit repetitive at times, but there’s no denying the raw talent on display. Realms of Eternal Decay is one hell of a debut full length from Pennsylvania’s Outer Heaven. It’s grimy, aggressive death metal done right, with just the slightest technical edge to keep things interesting.




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Atari
Staff Reviewer
October 14th 2018


25798 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

it's metal season! this is pretty damn great



happy Saturday night



https://outerheaven.bandcamp.com/album/realms-of-eternal-decay

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necropig
October 14th 2018


6061 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

m/m/ rips

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Inveigh
October 14th 2018


26785 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is an insane album, maybe my favorite dm of this year

Hawks
October 14th 2018


73793 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

m/ m/ m/ m/ m/

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Inveigh
October 14th 2018


26785 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Putrid Dwelling m/ m/ m/

Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
October 14th 2018


12678 Comments


Atari getting the dm on

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
October 14th 2018


14340 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've been listening to this for the past two days. Good stuff

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 14th 2018


8779 Comments


Their 2015 EP easily stood from the lot, will surely check the LP too.

manosg
Staff Reviewer
October 14th 2018


11958 Comments


Love your short reviews dude.

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Ecnalzen
October 14th 2018


8819 Comments


Atari recommended death metal? Gots to try it.

Evok
October 14th 2018


7759 Comments


the quality dm just keeps coming in this 2018th year of the lord

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Atari
Staff Reviewer
October 14th 2018


25798 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

hell yeah, everyone



@manosg, cheers man! glad the shorter review format seems to be working, it's all I really have time for these days lol ;]

bloc
October 14th 2018


61689 Comments


Probably some of the best artwork I've ever seen

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BAT
October 14th 2018


942 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

saw them open for full of hell the other day, picked this up cuz they slapped, cool duds

Veldin
October 14th 2018


3932 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Color me intrigued.

Deathconscious
October 14th 2018


24874 Comments


saw Scorched post about this on FB, that album cover had me interested.

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Deathconscious
October 14th 2018


24874 Comments


goddamn, this is fucking barbaric.

bloc
October 14th 2018


61689 Comments


So you're saying "move over, Obliteration"??

suppatime
October 14th 2018


1546 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yo i just saw these guys open up for full of hell too lol



jammed this in the gym friday and the gains were plentiful

ktjammin
October 14th 2018


341 Comments


Saw them live last night, will have to check. Band rips.



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