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[2016-07-25]
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CARNAL TOMB - Rotten Remains [MEMENTO-LIII]
The skull-splitting debut full-length from a German band that perpetuate the odor of vintage Death Metal. Hailing from the bowels of Berlin, Carnal Tomb started out as a duo (Corpse Ripper on bass / vocals and Cryptic Tormentor on vocals / guitars / programming) in 2014 and recently turned into a quartet with the addition of Vomitchrist on drums and Lobotomizer on guitars, only to confer more heaviness and tightness upon their slimy, downtuned, putrescent Death Metal thatīs buzzsaw-driven and riddled with gruesome melodies in the best tradition of ancient ghouls such as Nihilist / Entombed, Autopsy, Dismember, Funebre, Grave, Crematory, Convulse, Fleshcrawl and Carnage. Carnal Tomb infuse fresh life into a genre thatīs started to stagnate. Their music is dripping with vigor, without compromising on the intent or underground aesthetics. Featuring guest vocals by Johan Jansson (Interment, Moondark) and Mahne (Deserted Fear), visually empowered with a fantastic artwork and layout done by Cesar Valladares, and mastered by Javier Felez at Moontower Studios, "Rotten Remains" will go down as one of the most powerful and effective albums this year.

DEPRIVE - Temple of the Lost Wisdom CD [MEMENTO-LIV]
One year after unleashing a promising debut full-length, Deprive is back with a sophomore album that strengthens all the attributes displayed on the critically acclaimed "Into Oblivion", only supplied with an even danker and more organic production that absolutely sets it apart from the current, plastic standards and will carry the listener back to a time when no digital tricks would spoil the soul of Death Metal. Formed in 2013, Deprive is the brainchild of a hyperactive veteran of the Spanish scene that goes under the nickname of Erun Dagoth, current/past member of a large number of bands and projects such as Briargh, Hrizg, Stormstone, CrystalMoors, Eldereon and Omendark, just to name a few. Drawing his influences from the early offerings of bands such as Paradise Lost, Hypocrisy, Morbid Angel, Amorphis, Incantation, My Dying Bride, Cemetary and Bolt Thrower, Erun Dagoth manages once again to display a vast array of resources that makes his music gloomy yet luminous, crushing yet emotional, capturing the very essence of the old-flavored, early and mid 90īs Death Metal that used to toy with slower, doom-ish tempos to enhance the atmosphere. Produced in its entirety by Erun Dagoth himself, except for the artwork (handled by the talented Spanish artist Enserune), "Temple of the Lost Wisdom" is not just a great follow-up to "Into Oblivion", but a truly remarkable album that perfectly and honestly captures the vibes of yore, keeping them somewhat fresh and relevant for all true Death Metal fans to rejoice in.

ACROSTICHON - Engraved in Black CD [MEMENTO-VI]
Repress of the Memento Moriīs 2011 official reissue of this underground Death Metal masterpiece from The Netherlands, originally released on Modern Primitive back in 1993. Death Metal the way it was always meant to be, rotten and moist, with some mandatory Doom-laden tempos and a little bit of Thrash Metal thrown in for good measure. Draw a mental picture of Autopsy, Obituary or Asphyx with the occasional pinch of ancient Thrash Metal and youīre almost there. This terrific reissue features the "Dehumanized" demo (1991), a compilation song (originally featured on "Peaceville Vol. 4", 1992) and 2 live songs (recorded live in Tilburg, The Netherlands, 2009) as bonus. All songs remastered. Jaw-dropping new artwork and layout by Richard Schouten (one of the bandīs guitar players), including a 12-page booklet that is packed with rare photos, old flyers, lyrics, etc. Itīs a real shame that such a monster of an album passed through almost unnoticed two decades ago and its so hard -and expensive- to get nowadays (even our 2011 reissue is!!!), so this repress is the greatest chance for new listeners and old fans who missed out on our 2012 reissue to grab a copy for a very reasonable price.
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Latest Items on Store
INCANTATION
Unholy Massacre :: 2CD
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CARNAL TOMB
Rotten Remains :: CD
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DEPRIVE
Temple of the Lost Wisdom :: CD
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ACROSTICHON
Engraved in Black :: CD
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DARKTHRONE
Sempiternal Past - The Darkthrone Demos :: CD (slipcase)
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GORE
Consumed by Slow Decay :: CD
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INFECTED VIRULENCE
Music of Melkor :: CD
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SARCASTIC TERROR
The Last Act of Subsidence :: CD
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SUMMERTIME DAISIES
The Clarity of Impurity + Demos :: CD
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SHAH
Beware :: CD
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SHAH
Terror Collection + 2 :: CD
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PAROXSIHZEM
Abyss of Excruciating Vexes :: MCD
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INDESINENCE
III :: CD
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MOURNING SIGN
Last Chamber / Alienor :: CD
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BEHEMOTH
The Apostasy :: CD + DVD (digipack)
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MORTUARY DRAPE
Tolling 13 Knell :: CD (slipcase)
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NOVEMBRE
The Blue :: CD (super jewel)
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OPHTHALAMIA
A Journey in Darkness :: CD (super jewel)
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UNHOLY
Gracefallen :: CD (super jewel)
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ABYSME
Strange Rites :: CD
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