If you've been keeping up with the modern death metal scene, then you likely know the name Phobophilic. The band originally made some waves with their 2019 EP Undimensioned Identities, and then again in 2020 with their Horrific Manifestations split.
Now Phobophilic is gearing up to release their debut album Enveloping Absurdity via Prosthetic Records on September 16, and we're more than stoked to stream their first single "Those Which Stare Back." Equal parts churning death metal and warping Death-like melodies, Phobophilic should eaily catch the ear of any and all death metal fans.
"This album feels like a sizable leap forward for us," said Phobophilic. "It’s much more refined than our previous releases in all aspects. We spent a lot of time making sure the songs stood out on their own but also complimented each other and told a full story. Enveloping Absurdity is about recognizing the separation of what we want the human experience to be and what it truly is. It’s the realization of the universe’s complete and utter indifference to humanity, facing that reality and choosing to find meaning from within.
"'Those Which Stare Back' is about personal struggles with depression and the loss of loved ones to addiction, accidental overdose and suicide. It explores the guilt that comes with being alive when those around you who were so full of life have died and wishing you could trade your life for theirs. While lyrically it’s the darkest song on the album, musically it’s the highest energy and immediately throws you into the chaos with twisting and turning riffs and melodic flourishes, reinforcing the turmoil expressed in the lyrics.”
Pre-orders for Enveloping Absurdity are available here.