Canada's ANTEDILUVIAN stream long-awaited new NUCLEAR WAR NOW! album at Monday August 30 2021, 6:01 PM
Canada's ANTEDILUVIAN stream long-awaited new NUCLEAR WAR NOW! album at

Today, Canadian black/death deviants  Antediluvian  stream the entirety of their long-awaited third album,   The Divine Punishment , at heavily trafficked web-portal . Set for international release on September 1st via  Nuclear War Now! Productions  on vinyl LP format, hear  Antediluvian 's   The Divine Punishment  in its entirety exclusively   HERE .

Nearly eight years after the release of  Antediluvian ’s sophomore album,  λόγος , the band returns with a new full-length entitled  The Divine Punishment . Originally a duo before later inviting additional members into the fold,   Antediluvian   has always fundamentally been a collaboration between guitarist/vocalist Haasiophis (Black Death Cult, Revenge) and percussionist Mars Sekhmet, whose relocation to Austria precipitated the band’s hiatus. After re-forming for a series of live performances, with a lineup that also featured bassist Aedh Zugna (Solar Winds, Allfather), the band set about writing and recording new material, culminating in this monumental album.

The Divine Punishment  defies the preconceptions that many listeners might have going into it. Thematically centered around the many manifestations of carnal deviance—pathological, unrestrained, cruel—the album is a contorted rendering of the spirit, once pure, blemished and bespoiled through sexual blasphemy. The recoil of ecstatic release. The organs of reproductive union mutilated, splayed. Unbounded perversion, the primal transgression.

Musically, this is the most abstract and experimental release in the band’s catalog but also the most accessible, due in no small part to the album’s production, which is as vital to its power as the songs themselves. The densely layered tracks are masterfully woven together, accentuating the composition rather than muddling it. Constructed from the blurry discordance of Haasiophis’s riffs, idiosyncratic elements permeate the album. Penetrating and unyielding and knotted with passages of spiraling repetition,  The Divine Punishment  is a work that is darkly kaleidoscopic, with strategically placed effects, synths, samples, and even violin accentuating its multidimensional impact. The roiling chaos of Mars’s tom-laden drumming and the pummeling, daedal fury of Aedh’s bass lines undergird the composition, anchoring yet also contributing to the discord.

The Divine Punishment  is not merely a return to form for  Antediluvian , it reflects the band’s evolution from their inception, extrapolated, over the near-decade since their last album, to reveal a meticulously sculpted masterwork that continues to push boundaries, just as the band has done for the last 15 years.

In the meantime, stream the entirety of  The Divine Punishment  exclusively   HERE , courtesy of Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Antediluvian (Canada)'s The Divine Punishment
1. Obscene Pornography Manifests in the Divine Universal Consciousness [9:47]
2. All Along the Sigils Deep [6:03]
3. How the Watchers Granted the Humans Sex Magick in the Primordial Aeon [8:36]
4. Guardians of the Liminal [4:13]
5. Tamasic Masturbation Ritual [3:15]
6. Sadomaniacal Katabasis (Last Fuck of The Dying) [1:11]
7. Temple Prostitute [5:14]
8. Circumcision Covenant [5:23]
9. White Throne [6:42]
10. The Liar's Path [5:39]
11. Winged Ascent unto the Twelve Runed Solar Anus [9:02]


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