OTARGOS - Fleshborer Soulflayer - Reviewed By Metal Crypt ! Check it out here at this link: https://www.metalcrypt.com/pages/review.php?revid=13309
It’s that time again, I have to review an album I really like and eventually get it off the playlist to leave room for other albums. I’ve been stalling on this review for weeks exactly because of that.. After an excellent live album released earlier this year, Otargos are back with their first studio album in six years. It most certainly was worth the wait. 2015’s Xeno Chaos was really good, but this is a notch or two above with even more raw and brutal songs wrapped in a malevolent atmosphere that grabs you from the beginning and just won’t let go. It’s very much in the vein of what the band has been doing all these years, but they’re simply getting better at it at all levels. The vocals are kind of growly rasps that are surprisingly decipherable here and there, but that doesn’t prevent them from being as nightmare-inducing as they’ve always been. Fleshborer Soulflayer is a mix of slow and creepy black metal and more in-your-face, fast black metal and no matter what speed they’re playing, the album is dark as fuck yet surprisingly catchy and entertaining. Albums of the genre don’t often get this memorable after they’re over, but Otargos know how to drill their songs into your mind and leave their print behind. This band is definitely way up the ladder as far as French black metal bands go. - Metal Crypt
Release Date: December 10, 2021
FFO: Behemoth, Aevangelist, Emptiness, Dark Funeral, Deathspell Omega
The Korporation is proud to announce French Dark Extreme Metalers OTARGOS will raise multidimensional Hell for the 7th time with new album "Fleshborer Soulflayer" on Dec.10.
Marking the first studio recording with the band for new drummer Michael Martin (ex-EXOCRINE, ex-FLESHDOLL) and the return of former guitarist Astaroth that previously appeared on the band's 2007 to 2011 recordings, "Fleshborer Soulflayer" pushes the band's now trademark cosmic Blackened Death Metal sound ing even further in terms of brutality, heaviness and deconstruction sounding like a space-time travel through a black hole!
Again produced at France's Vamacara studio (Mercyless, Savage Annihilation...), the album will be released on a variety of formats including CD, vinyl, cassette & digital versions with a first single / music video made available for preorders launch on September 15.
Check out the video!
1, Rise of the Abomination
2, Incursion of Chaos
4, Blessed by Pestilence
5, Fleshborer Soulflayer
6, Navigator [all CD versions bonus track]
7, Larva Venom
9, Cyclones of Steel
12, Miasmic Armageddon Fog [DigiPak CD exclusive track]
12, Ocularis Terribus [Vinyl & cassette exclusive track]
- 500 copies limited edition deluxe DigiPak CD first print
- Crystal / Jewel Box CD
- 100 copies limited edition cassette tape
- 100 copies collector edition yellow and black splatter vinyl
- 200 copies limited edition black vinyl
- 50 copies limited edition boxset (incl. DigiPak CD, colored vinyl, special cassette and more) of which 25 even more exclusive with a autographed test press vinyl copy of the album
- Dagoth: guitars & vocals
- Astaroth: guitars
- M. Pliszke: bass
- Michael Martin: drums
- All music & lyrics by OTARGOS except "Rise of the Abomination" by Déhà
- Produced by OTARGOS at Vamacara studio
- Artwork and layout by Emmanuel Pliszke
- Executive producer: Nicolas Williart
- All songs published by Les Editions Hurlantes
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