Although a brand-new entity, AngelBlast hold a wealth of experience within their ranks, featuring members from old-school Swedeath cult Excruciate as well as fellow labelmates Darkened. And one listen to the swift 'n' slaying Rotting Paradise is proof enough of those deeply entrenched Metal of Death values: throttling and propulsive, winding and dynamic, clear yet crushing, malevolently melodic, and with mind-melted solos to literally die for, AngelBlast rip through two tracks (plus eerie outro) with a passion and possession that simply cannot be denied.
References to be made include '90s Morbid Angel, Dissection, Necrophobic, Malevolent Creation, and Unanimated, but on evidence of Rotting Paradise, AngelBlast are well on their way to etching an infernal circle all their own. Suitably, this opening salvo features amazing artwork by Juanjo Castellano Rosado (Unleashed, Revel in Flesh, Gates of Ishtar).
released December 20, 2019
All music/lyrics by Hempa Brynolfsson and Gord Olson
supported by 14 fans who also own “Rotting Paradise”
There's an absolute wall of death metal density to unpack. Almost every track is an assiduous assault of cosmic horror and there's little to no useless bulk on this album -- it's so compact, so air tight, and so focused on delivering an Alien-inspired listening experience.
There's a lot of reverence for bands of old while still sounding new. Tomb Mold are truly at the top of the heap of a 2019 that was filled with incredible death metal. cvltcorgi888
supported by 12 fans who also own “Rotting Paradise”
Like a big old dinosaur that stomps on your soul and crushes your skull, fucking HEAVY and uplifting, almost mystical death doom. In the vein of Temple of void, but filthier...imo. Just great. A forest
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019