Eat Lead and Die Music has released Created From Death, the sophomore album from anonymous UK collective BULL ELEPHANT.
Stream/Purchase Created From Death:
"An album that can rightfully be called spectacular." (9/10)
- Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
"Created From Death is an absolute triumph, front to back."
- No Clean Singing
"Created From Death sees the band maintain high levels of hilarity, songwriting, and enthusiasm, delivering another off-kilter breath of rancidly fresh air."
- Angry Metal Guy
"A crushingly entertaining record!" (9/10)
- Ever Metal
"There are so many great things about Bull Elephant. The songwriting and riffs are so strong and amazing." (5/5)
- Breaking Necks
"A melting pot of different extreme metal subgenres crammed into one amazing record."
- Zax Record Reviews
"The listener is taken on a musical journey through the mystical and mysterious minds of Bull Elephant. Whether that is through the droney elements of stoner rock/doom metal which seems to be present in every song or the old school heavy metal in Cult of the Black Sun Nemesis, this is surely an album that a listener will not be disappointed with." (4/5)
- Metal Rules
"Created From Death has thrown dashes of extremity into a psychedelic doom and vintage heavy metal melting pot and the resulting dish has proven to be quite appetising."
- The Sleeping Shaman
"Created From Death is a successful mix of different types of doom metal. Damn addictive." (9/10)
- Arrow Lords of Metal
"Grim yet wonderous and an adventure for those who like death metal a bit on the wild side." (4/5)
"The borderless stylistic reach of the record becomes its own sort of progressive metal, never pretentious but theatrical nonetheless."
- Grizzly Butts
"This band merges a few metal subgenres to create a curiously unique sound. They mainly play progressive metal, but with some tints of death doom, heavy metal and even grunge. Elaborate and original."
- Bathory Zine
"Created From Death is an album that is more than worth hearing and experiencing."
The album, part two in the BULL ELEPHANT trilogy mythos, picks up where the debut ended. The eponymous creature, originally resurrected to fight occultist Ahnenerbe SS just before the outbreak of world war, has been destroyed and reconstructed into human form; then placed into the care of a renegade ape. The child’s witch-mother sacrifices herself so the duo can escape and they live in exile for several years, attempting to remain hidden from the enemy.
Meanwhile, Nazi Germany and Allied forces fight battles on two fronts: in conventional theatres all over the world and as a secret war for control over supernatural powers that neither fully understand.
Eventually, after being discovered and temporarily under siege, our heroes are compelled into action; launching a campaign to harness nature against the worst of mankind’s impulses; which now includes reanimation at a mass grave site of an undead legion in service to the Reich. The ultimate renewable human resource.
As with the debut album, think of the background concept as Raiders of the Lost Ark set to a doom-tinged heavy metal soundtrack where Judeo-Christian mythology is replaced by the even more sinister universe hinted at in the writings of H. P. Lovecraft.... with Nazi zombies, assault wolves and a battle-armoured whale that makes Moby Dick seem tame.
Tracking of bass and drums, mixing and mastering was executed by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Paradise Lost, Cathedral, Ghost) at Orgone Studios, Bedfordshire, UK; while guitars and vocals were recorded at various bunkers around the UK.
The album will be available from Bandcamp as a 24-bit download. The accompanying physical release is a mini gatefold CD with artwork booklet giving more insight into the world of BULL ELEPHANT.
1 Created From Death
2 Oneiromantic Rites
4 Cult of the Black Sun Nemesis
5 Last Defilement
6 Perverted Science
7 Escape to the Arctic