Deadly Death Metal that is smelling of rot & decay...
A word to the wise before you animals delve into this release. These songs are guaranteed to make water boil and crucifixes melt when unleashed upon our world. A deadly mix of classic Death Metal, tinged with elements of Doom and Black Metal. Taphos Nomos have constructed an impressive first showing and I really don’t think there is anyone reading this that would disagree once they hit the play button.
“Pyroclastic Flow (Hellbent On Destruction)” serves as the first song here and hot damn, does it grab your attention immediately. A timeless, Death Metal assault greets you before they reveal their true, sinister plans for your ears. From here on out after the one minute mark, all bets are off. Taphos Nomos drop in with a face-melting section and never really stop till the last track closes out.
Forget polished, festival playing pretenders to the throne of abusive Death Metal/Black Metal. Taphos Nomos have that shit on lock down and pretty much nobody knows about this band (yet). Their offering entitled “West of Everything Lies Death” is a text-book example on how to make your entrance felt in the underground metal scene without batting an eye.
This is one of those bands that will take you by full surprise. In all honesty, it will take you a few full runs through these songs before you really understandd how layered and put together this band’s style is. TTaphos Nomos have created a sickening, nasty combination of the most scathing elements in extreme music. The straight up, face-pummeling assault of Death Metal; the unholy, church choir elements of Black Metal; and the whiplash inducing sludge that is Doom Metal - all mixed together in a perfect, deadly concoction that we have become fully addicted to. One that is tempered with not just being “brutal,” but original.
You will smell the grave if you usually enjoy: Autopsy, Asphyx, old Anathema, Incantation