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VASTUM Summons Death Metal Abstractions On "Reveries In Autophagia"

It'll crush your skull into your spine.

VASTUM 2019 _photo by Chris Johnston_
photo by Chris Johnston

Between their 2015 album and 2018 split with Spectral Voice, Vastum has been making the metal world pay attention one killer track at a time. Now Vastum has announced their first full-length in four years titled Orificial Purge with a brand new, and crushing-as-ever new song "Reveries In Autophagia".

Orificial Purge is out on October 25 via the mighty 20 Buck Spin. Here's what vocalist Daniel Butler had to say.

A primitive combination of brutality, doominess, and evil atmosphere found on Hole Below is developed further on Orificial Purge. The effect is more hypnotic than any of our other albums. The album doubles down on the mid-paced dirge of our other recordings, but it also revisits the speed of some earlier songs like ‘Devoid.’ Experiments with ambience and melody contrast with heady and knuckle-dragging riffs, and carefully crafted vocal dynamics amplify the evil and punishing atmosphere to create a primal yet dissociative mood. Lyrically, the album is written associatively, with words forming as inchoate physical sensations that gradually take symbolic form. Some of the lyrics are therefore allusive and elusive, not easily lending themselves to coherent meaning. Upon closer look, however, the lyrics are classic Vastum-style meditations on abjection as life, life as tragedy, and tragedy as a dissociative rapture through which humanity comes into being.

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