Below The Hengiform


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thehunter0124 Got to see these guys open for Altar of Plagues and goddamn was I impressed. Completely crushed it. I had to purchase this EP from that performance alone! Favorite track: The Gasless Billows.
Matthew Toye
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Matthew Toye Stellar multifaceted metal from accomplished musicians. I'm in complete agreement with other fans: give us a full length please. Favorite track: The Gasless Billows.
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Cherubian This is a must have for fans of PORTAL and ULCERATE (or whatever nightmarish brutal guitar music). Really uncompromising blend of black, doom and death metal at it's finest. Every time I listen to this feels like hell has opened for some 20 minutes. Please give me a full length.
flightoficarus (Metal Trenches)
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flightoficarus (Metal Trenches) If you asked Portal to write a pop song, the end result wouldn't be far from Malthusian. Fitting somewhere between the catchy, riff-driven ugliness of Lord Mantis and harrowing, technical death metal of Ulcerate; this quartet knows how to walk the tightrope between solid hooks and challenging compositions. Full review here: Favorite track: Forms Become Vapour.
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  • The new EP now available on CD.
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Nearly 25 minutes of hallucinogenic death/black/doom following on the natural deathlike progression from MMXIII.

    CD comes in a cardboard slipcase and features an 8 page booklet. Artwork by Timo Ketola

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released April 6, 2015



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Track Name: The Gasless Billows
Coil of you
Hard and cold
Hidden furnace
Enmity in man
Human speck
Virulent mote
A rotting campaign
Wheezing dead gas
Muscles mured in the humic layer
Cells clamour
Atoms simmering
Microscopic upheavals
Settle and seep
Life bursting
From vacant sockets
Some will pour
Venom from
Their still bones
In fountains of ash
Knotted labyrinths
Lie along the lines of limbs
Mud and slime and the gasless billows
Two inert wings
Track Name: Slouching Equinox
Hengiforms hanging with bloated carcasses
Bloodless fauna on the clay
Banks of votive meat
A bleary gateway
Dry crackle of fire
A guttering flame
We trample the routes
Grit between the teeth
Forest ablaze, endless days chased away.
The once brave sun
In slouched equinox, fled
The moon's grey head
Returns a cold and steady gaze
Night's beasts put up their call
Now there's no turning back from the frigid threshold
Coil revolving through and through....
Into a state of false death
Equinoctial eschaemia
A cold air coagulant
Damming up the source
The roar becomes a hum
Track Name: Forms Become Vapour
Mind altered to begin
Detritus of a shattered being
Shelved by ignorance
To wile away until soil

Distraction in emptiness
Following the insects
Across the stones
To smash your head against oblivion

Tear away the membrane
Gnaw at the pupa
Feel your form alter
Your eyes roll inward

Stand in opposition of reason
I heave against the shackles
Truth is a brittle glass fragment
Dug into the skull
Melt through the fabric of reality
Mind slips through the pores
Time becomes viscous
Forms become vapor