12" The Wretched Sermon #139785
Release Date: October 30, 2022
These are high quality LPs that are imported from the best plants in Europe. There are three unique colour variants, with each one of them being strictly limited and hand-numbered to 100 nos. each. The thick gatefold sleeves have a beautiful metallic effect all over and there's even raised UV lamination done on parts of the layout. The artwork by Ken Coleman looks terrific here. Each LP comes with a download code and transparent logo sticker.
Having been active since the '90s, Irish grindcore/death metal legends have only perfected their sound over the years, creating a quintessential blend of both the styles. They've come a long way from their explosive, highly caustic album 'Nadir' that put them on the map and have since then imbibed more death metal influences to improve upon their expression, adding better structure and nuance to their music. On their latest full length, their sixth, they've expanded upon their sound like never before, injecting myriad elements from thrash riffing to atmospheric passages and stringing them together using staggering transitions, and turning it into a fascinating beast of an album. Every song here offers something different, some even climaxing into a terrific breakdown or shapeshifting into something mind-blowing. The Wretched Sermon is easily their most diverse and expressive album yet, meticulously written to flesh out every nuance, while keeping things brisk and intense. Abaddon Incarnate are in top form here, crafting a potent and relevant album that's bound to go down as one of the best ones in this grindcore/death metal vein in recent years.
For fans of - Napalm Death, Rotten Sound, Misery Index, Wormrot, Phobia, Nasum, Balance of Terror
Line up -
Steve Maher - Lead Vocals and Guitar
Bill Whelan - Guitar
Irene Siragusa - Bass
Olan Parkinson - Drums
Artwork by Ken Coleman (Morbid Angel)