Colorado's Blood Incantation is, to put it short, amazing. The gentlemen that comprise one of the decade's most promising and punishing Death Metal bands are releasing what will arguably be the best Death Metal album this year in the form of Starspawn, which arrives August 19 through Dark Descent Records. The group premiered the album's second track, "Chaoplasm" at Stereogum at the end of June and on Tuesday premiered the title track to Starspawn through Jon Rosenthal at Invisible Oranges.
Blood Incantation does Death Metal right. It is slightly off-kilter, technically savvy, and with a touch of atmosphere. They take all the best parts of Demilich, Gorguts, and Death and launch it into a black hole. This newest track of Blood Incantation is a shimmering example of the cosmic terror they craft. "Starspawn" is over four minutes of swirling, infectious riffs that break into asteroid belts of early Death Metal stylings with a new and refined brilliance that pummel listeners into oblivion. It is a stellar closing track to a complete and masterful album.
If you have liked what you heard here, the members of Blood Incantation are also members of a couple other fantastic bands. Spectral Voice is a Death Doom project that features most of Blood Incantation and there is also the Black Metal group, Stillborn Fawn, among others. These other projects of theirs are highly recommended.