12" Only Ashes Remain v2 #92208
Release Date: October 20, 2020
We've done our best to come up with some stunning colour variants for the LPs and moreover, we've gone overboard with the packaging by including not one but two alternate artworks in the gatefold layout which will have a UV embossing effect, in addition to a subtle metallic effect throughout. These are heavy gatefold sleeves and will capably support the beautiful LPs which are limited to only 80 per variant, not to be repressed, with 20 reserved for the LP box sets.
SEPULCHRAL CURSE are Finland's best kept secret. They've retained the classic Finnish death metal traits of bands such as DEMILICH, ADRAMELECH, CONVULSE, DEMIGOD and expanded upon it in a way that's never been done before. The songs are meticulously composed, making them intricate and even unpredictable, but despite the vagaries there is an underlying groove that keeps everything together. Black metal influences seep through to add flavour to the proceedings as the songs keep undulating and showcasing different facets each time. The music ebbs and flows and the pace is always varying, as the vocalist barks and roars in tandem, depending on the mood. The album settles into murkier, doomier territories towards the end, not too dissimilar to Finnish label mates LURK and ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE, but keeping its freshly forged sound intact through it all. This is an engrossing, fascinating album from SEPULCHRAL CURSE, one that gets better with each listen. It definitely counts as one of the best Finnish death metal albums ever produced.
Line up -
Tommi Ilmanen (YAWNING VOID) - Drums & Vocals
Kari Kankaanpää (SOLOTHUS, YAWNING VOID) - Vocals
Jaakko Riihimäki - Guitars
Aleksi Luukka (SOLOTHUS, YAWNING VOID) - Guitars
Niilas Nissilä - Bass