Filtheater – Blight of Sempiternal Putrefaction – Memento Mori

Fuck you (and then some)

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I remember when Filtheater started off and K. J. showed me, I was astonished  by such stinky death metal sound.

Now years later, K. J. founds like-minded peers like C.E., R.S. and A.W. (who the fuck are these guys?) to release Filtheater marvelous debut album, Blight of Sempiternal Putrefaction.

Much can be said about it, and the press release suggests bands likes Incantation, Phlegm, Grave, Entety, Rottrevore, Baphomet, Autopsy, Nuclear Death, Embalmer to be compared to. While some of that might be true (mainly Incantation) the sound here is much more pungent: it’s for die-hards of Impious Baptism, Prosanctus Inferi, Impetuous Ritual and Grave Upheaval (how can anyone can get more primitive than that?)

Pure guttural waves of brutal and ugly bellows are delivered by K.J. and the velocity of drums with the semi-confusion coming from a myriad of riffs make the whole process of listening to the album something very dreadful; you know it’s only brutal horrid repulsive death metal (and I like it)!

Made of 9 tracks and clocking in at 37 minutes, there’s no earworms here, but I’d like to point to a track called: Vapors of Human Sacrifice. Extremely vicious, this track will melt your fucking face off with noisy riffs and competent music.

The other fave of mine is Amorphous Bulging Appendages: Pure brutal American Death Metal, (and by brutal I don’t mean any tech or modern trick, just disgraceful organic music), this track is the epitome of the album that intends to be what it is: a state of art disguised as a “tribute” to the old ones.

Okay, Blight of Sempiternal Putrefaction is not a fucking tribute: it’s a masterpiece of behemothic proportions and if you are none the wiser, you can FOAD!

Blight of Sempiternal Putrefaction  is going to be out on April 22 on Memento Mori.

Rating 9/10


Daniel “Roderick Totentanz” Death)

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