Full of Hell
Weeping Choir


4.5
superb

Review

by Dewinged CONTRIBUTOR (58 Reviews)
May 21st, 2019 | 418 replies


Release Date: 05/17/2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Fangs deep through your bleeding neck.

Weeping Choir is a venomous bite. It's a sound that will nibble away the little mental health you have left if you have been dosing yourself with it for as long as the band has been pumping it. Ten years of storms and several abrasive plots with noise apostles like Merzbow and The Body have brought Full of Hell to record one of the best albums they have ever written.

Their latest release embodies everything they have said and done up to this point in their career, cranked and refined. The grindcore is faster, the sludge is back, thicker and wiser, and the walls of noise are as impenetrable as they can possibly be. Combine these three cores and what you have is Full of Hell's best possible incarnation. Here are some reasons why:

From the very first second, a blast beat fires up at full speed pulled by dissonant, razor cutting guitars. Dylan Walker's deranged shrieks and beastly growls (probably bass master Sam’s) battle their way through opener "Burning Myrrrh" like a mouth foaming creature chasing its own shadow until it has devoured it. That's just the first contact. No build up nonsense, no intro, no warnings or time to prepare; venom's in, so sit back and suck it all!

"Haunted Arches" starts right away and ends in a hot minute, first half trying to burst your veins, and the other half successfully breaching through with a spiraling, vertigo inducing guitar riff that leads into "Thundering Hammers". Time for old school death metal and pummeling beats that show Full of Hell has no intention to let go. While Weeping Choir is mainly fueled by shot bursts of grindcore and blackened death metal like these in the vein of Cephalic Carnage, or the most hilarious manifestations of Agoraphobic Nosebleed, there are a few moments of clarity that give Weeping Choir that very special and unique taste.

Echoes of previous bromances with The Body come in the form of tracks like "Rainbow Coil", which is an insane three-minute slab of noise and industrial shenanigans, and the saturated torment of "Angels Gather Here". God knows these two bands were meant for each other. Meanwhile, "Armory of Obsidian Glass" is an easy standout, featuring seven rare minutes of phantasmagorical sludge and a black metal finale that constitute one of the best tracks the band has ever produced.

Weeping Choir easily stands as one, if not the most, prominent metal release of 2019. It's a road to extreme metal paradise for fans of the genre courtesy of a band at the top of their game, and by how things are looking for them, with promising collaborations in the near future with artists like Lingua Ignota, Full of Hell is the name of a scar that will hardly disappear anytime soon.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2019


16815 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Let's just forget about all the nonsense I've written above and let's just gush about how GOOD is "Armory of Obsidian Glass".



Stream on bandcamp: https://fullofhell.bandcamp.com/album/weeping-choir



"Burning Myrrrh" if you want to use it as your alarm from now on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob6y1mmILfc

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calmrose
May 21st 2019


5228 Comments


oh hell yeah, nice

"let's just gush about how GOOD is "Armory of Obsidian Glass"

absolutely stunning song

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Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2019


10420 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That didn't take you long, taking a read now

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2019


16815 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Rushed and probably a mess, like always my man.

JayEnder
May 21st 2019


5529 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Easily AOTY for me so far. This album is just putrid. Thundering Hammers is so god damn metal. m/



Also great review Dewinged. Fucking killer summary too man.

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Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2019


10420 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Weeping Choir easily stands as one, if not the most, prominent metal release of 2019.




I am expecting to see this on about a thousand year end lists.

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2019


16815 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Cheers Jay, And yeah Noct, this thing is a beast, or at least that's how I feel about it, almost half year in. Still plenty of stuff to come though.

Asdfp277
May 21st 2019


21548 Comments


is this better than the last one? :0

Space Jester
May 21st 2019


7393 Comments


Yes, easily

Asdfp277
May 21st 2019


21548 Comments


dang :0 !

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2019


16815 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hell yes.

cvlts
May 21st 2019


9645 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Review reads like this is Trumpeting Ecstacy pt2 which is cool but not what I had been hoping for tbh.

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Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2019


16815 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Not what I intended cvlts. I said this is the culmination of all the music they released so far. Trumpeting was a non stop assault. It's an incredible album but rarely plays with dynamics. This one does it.

Space Jester
May 21st 2019


7393 Comments


How’s that

JayEnder
May 21st 2019


5529 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

This is better than Trumpeting for sure. And I thought I loved that album... this one is a whole new level of fuckery.

cvlts
May 21st 2019


9645 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Oh, don’t mistake what I’m saying as some sort of criticism of the review. It’s very well written. It just reads exactly how I would’ve described Trumpeting Ecstacy the first time I heard it.



I’ll be checking this out very soon.

Scoot
May 21st 2019


19509 Comments


destroys

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Asdfp277
May 21st 2019


21548 Comments


fuck yeah

Asdfp277
May 21st 2019


21548 Comments


it's extreme music, yeah

Relinquished
May 21st 2019


41582 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

correct rating



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