(U.S.) Depressor-Hell Storms Over Earth LP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Death Metal, Crust, Industrial

Label: Sentient Ruin Laboratories
Tracks: 18
Length: 32.40'

The ultimate and final compendium of long lost and unreleased songs from San Francisco's legendary industrial/death metal/crust cult Depressor, remastered, re-packaged and elevated to the status of audio/visual shrine in honor of one of the heaviest and most elusive and visionary underground American punk/metal bands of our times.

"Hell Storms Over Earth" is the final statement in what was Depressor's glorious late 90's/early 00's "crust era", when the band abandoned the polished and well-produced Godflesh-worshiping drum machine-based industrial metal sound of its early and mid 90's beginnings (as seen in the iconic "Filth" and "Grace" demo releases) and opted to home-record everything thereafter on a four track recorder and steer their sound toward a more death metal/crust hybridized sound influenced by bands like Amebix, Celtic Frost, GISM, Voivod, Discharge and Napalm Death. This move pushed the band's sound over the edge into a void of despair and yielded a blown out low end dirty sound of utmost rawness and hatred. These are not only long lost or downright never before heard tracks from a legendary Bay Area cult band then at the forefront of change and renovation, but a priceless document of their times, a snapshot of an era long gone and forgotten, and a window opened into a time of turmoil and struggle which yielded some of the most dark, visionary and thought-provoking punk/metal hybridizations of our times.

(Press Note)

*Damn, this is some filthy, ugly, and raw sounding death metal, punk, crust.  Hell Storms over Earth was released via Sentient Ruin Laboratories on June 7th, 2019.  Overall, Hell Storms Over Earth makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

Sentient Ruin Laboratories on Bandcamp
Purchase Here
Listen Here 

1 comment:

DeadWinterMoon said...

Had to pre-order this on vinyl (with the shirt). How this band eluded me for so long is baffling.