One of the year’s most petrifying, slow-motion musical excursions, U.S. death/doom duo Encoffination‘s III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs), is now available worldwide via Selfmadegod… and this is one slow, heavy sermon of doom. Jus tone of the amazing thing here is the tonality of the sound, which sounds slightly muffled and ominous, like a Satanic recording in a sacrificial basement.
Now, three albums in, III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs) sees one of America’s top dread-inducing metal exports building on even more blackened occult passages, incorporating choral elements and organs to their already elementally disturbing hymns. The album was constructed over a full year in various sessions throughout 2013 — the drums recorded at Universal Sound in San Diego, California, and the rest at Graf Yairden in Atlanta, Georgia — the final output reeking with suffocating riffs and terrifying tones.
Stream Encoffination’s latest grisly works via Selfmadegod Records’ Bandcamp page.
III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs) is out now worldwide on CD and via digital delivery. Orders for the CD is available stateside via Earsplit Distro, and the deluxe CD housed in a screen-printed O-card limited to 200 copies is available exclusively via Selfmadegod’s webstore. Additionally a double LP version of III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs) is nearing release before the end of the year.
Having only played three shows since their inception nearly seven years ago, Encoffination is devising a brief tour run in 2015, although any sort of specifics have yet to be finalized. Stand by for further missives as the bereavement in the wake of III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs) continues.
Rock Hard \m/