Howls of Ebb   Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows
3.9
excellent
Release Date: 2016
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4.5 superbAlabaster Jones | April 16th 16

Adopting the ethos and production style from the strange beast that was The Marrow Veil and placing it into slightly more accessible, yet still twisted songwriting, Cursus Impasse is another study in psychedelic, incensed misery, and the complete deconstruction of many of the laurels of death metal. It's hard to describe the sound in layman's terms, so I'll submit this image for your approval: imagine yourself stranded upon the volcanic plains of Venus, lava spewing forth from the underbelly of the planet. The massive, yellow mountains leer and the atmosphere burns with intensity. The fires begin to speak to you of the unholy secrets of the cosmos, and you for all your experience cannot even begin to comprehend what these things mean. That's basically what this album sounds like, more or less. It's ironic, though, that such a band that turns death metal on its head like this cannot escape one of the most important laurels of it: that it take us to places we cannot see, and probably were not meant to. All the more reason why Howls Of Ebb is one of the most interesting, fascinating, and endlessly entertaining that metal has to offer.

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3.5 greatzaruyache | November 3rd 21

this is death metal for people who like orthodox black metal.

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3.0 goodOldCrime | November 27th 16

Innovative? Yes. The future of death
metal? I hope not.


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4.2 excellentXenophanes EMERITUS | March 3rd 16

If you have enjoyed this band in the past (which you should, as they're one of the most fascinating death metal acts currently making music) then you'll find a lot to love here. Their second record takes the infernal psychedlia of "The Marrow Veil" and packages it in a manner more like their debut, with palatable songs and more standard structure. It's a tightened and condensed version of last years EP, albeit without the boundary pushing presentation. Still, it's an excellent slab of death metal that everyone, especially fans, should check out.

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4.0 excellentVagueandBrief | May 11th 23
4.5 superbOobaloo | October 10th 22
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4.0 excellentclavier EMERITUS | January 14th 20
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4.0 excellentRobert Garland STAFF | July 29th 16
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