Formed by members of Desolate Shrine and Dark Buddha Rising, Finnish funeral/death-doom duo CONVOCATION return with their immense sophomore LP "Ashes Coalesce", a monumental sonic devourment where slow-moving atmospheric death metal and void-sculpting extreme doom collide to signal the onset of oblivion and resound one of the most lightless and soul-consuming expressions of sonic abandon the genre has seen in the latter part of this decade.
Like a massive maelstrom slowly circling a lightless void, the colossal album assumes form through a slow-moving morass of telluric drums, crushing guitars and bass, and guttural spectral vocals emanating from beyond a veil, that suck all light out of their surroundings and slowly encircle the listener immersing them into a suffocating abyss of levitating agony and inescapable hopelessness.
Within the churning mass of oppressive distortion and hallucinogenic soundscapes lies a connective tissue of strings, synths, organs, and orchestrations that thread the listener's demise as the suffocating atmospheres condense and crawl to a climax, assuming a sense of inescapability and multidimensionality that ultimately surround and crush the listener into forty minutes of awe-inducing sonic immensity that deceive thee senses and defy logic.
02. The Absence of Grief
03. Misery Form
04. Portal Closed
For fans of:
Skepticism, diSEMBOWELMENT, Thergothon, Evoken, Esoteric
Official release date: July 3rd 2020
Cassette through Dawnbreed Records (100 copies)
Vinyl - Everlasting Spew (EU) and Sentient Ruin Laboratories (USA)
CD and digital - Everlasting Spew