Reeking Aura
Beneath the Canopy of Compost


4.0
excellent

Review

by Zach USER (123 Reviews)
February 20th, 2022 | 7 replies


Release Date: 2020 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Something stinks.

Beneath the Canopy of Compost is not an EP looking for innovation. I would argue that this short-lived slime and sludge ridden riff behemoth is actually quite comfortable borrowing from early death metal classics to create a putrid slurry of tried-and-true guttural fury. That does not diminish the wonders of individuality and creativity, as it is those forces that propel music into sounds once thought inconceivable. For every counter culture there is, however, an intrepid hero diving into the known miasma that spawns forth the giants that are already known;Cryptopsy, Dismember, Vital Remains, etc.

At least these are bands that come to my now desiccate temporal lobe (desiccated undoubtedly from the necrotic fumes that this monster emits). To start, the vocals. Deep, guttural, bellowing, and, in moments, bordering the nonsensical monstrous babbling that the aforementioned Cryptopsy emits. This is complemented by crunchy buzzsaw riffs that are surprisingly resplendent with melodic hooks (in the vein of Like An Everflowing Stream), as well as drum patterns that will shear your face from your skull and compel you to windmill faster than a freshly coked-out George Corpsegrinder. This primal and wonderfully meatheaded energy is what makes Beneath the Canopy of Compost such a goddamn blast. Originality is not a staple here, nor should it be. There are beacons of light to draw influence from, and with bands like Reeking Aura, the torch is passed down to carry the progenitors mantra of the greatest contribution of mankind-the riff.



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Dedes
February 20th 2022


8789 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The album fucking m/'s

Where is Hawks to approve my meatheaded ideology when I need him.

Dedes
February 21st 2022


8789 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I need an m/ stat

Dedes
February 21st 2022


8789 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh I forgot here's the bandcamp link

https://reekingaura.bandcamp.com/album/beneath-the-canopy-of-compost

Also apparently Colin Marston mastered this and tje drummer from Afterbirth is on this record. P neat.

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
February 22nd 2022


17691 Comments


Nice of you to give some visibility to an unknown band (at least to me). I'll take a peek.

m/

Digging: Kardashev - Liminal Rite

Dedes
February 22nd 2022


8789 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm actually surprised that this doesn't have a lot of traction anywhere tbh. I think they're on Profound Lore records and everyone on this record are relatively seasoned musicians. Glad I got someone to jam it tho lmao, I guess self spamming works sometimes.

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
February 22nd 2022


17691 Comments


These guys keep it filthy and simple, I dig it, especially the groovy mid-paced sections.

RickGSF
March 8th 2022


1 Comments


Thanks for the kind words. Wait til you hear the new album. It's done and ready to go. News about it will come soon. 7 songs.



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