Friday, October 7, 2011

Prosanctus Inferi Red Streams of Flesh

For all those who have been waiting for more viscous enthropic ennui, Prosanctus Inferi returns with incestuous genuflections in presenting their newest EP, Red Streams of Flesh. Those who preferred the band's demo over their LP (as many apparently do) should be immensely pleased with this opus, as the guitar tone and overall production have become much thicker. Also of note is the new drummer's contribution to the band's sound; what used to a messy flurry of battering toms and cymbals giving something of a "machinegunning a beehive" effect, is now a uniform march of incessant hatred. The intensity here is off the charts, and the songwriting has changed in a similar way as well; composition is tighter than a nun's asshole and has largely moved away from the grindcore-like random stringing of riffs that characterized Prosanctus Inferi's previous approach. There is still plenty of fury, and plenty of chaos, but it has now become focused and directed into a singular vial of decadent sadism. As if to highlight these changes, the work closes with two older songs. Of the six on display, "Bent in Genuflexion" in particular is mind-fuckingly violent. Buy here.

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6 comments:

  1. I've been really enjoying this since it leaked. I'm one of the many who prefer the first record, so this is great. It was a little off-putting at first, but a few listens made me realise it's Prosanctus doing their best except with burlier production.

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  2. Yeah, it's awesome. Easily outdoes their previous work, if you ask me. And they've already begun to put into motion the work for a new LP, so it shouldn't be *too* long before that comes about too.

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  3. There will be some of many exellent vinyls madness for all those TRUE deathmetalhead MANIAKS out there! OLD SKULL METAL OF DEATH

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  4. Huge PI fan here and though I liked their demo better, their debut was top notch. This, however, is their best work to date. The new drummer brings their sound together perfectly. I'm on pins and needles for their next LP. Glad to see S4D covering this.

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