Dutch death metal unit, APOPHYS - who unites members of God Dethroned, Prostitute Disfigurement, Detonation and Toxocara among others - will uncork their smoldering "Prime Incursion" debut full-length in less than two weeks via Metal Blade Records. Thrusting forth nine deviant hymns of grisly, sci-fi-tinged death metal centered on themes extending from transcendental travel, rapid evolutionary progression, and global epidemics, to artificial intelligence in all-out war with their maker, "Prime Incursion" recalls the repugnant charm of death metal legends like Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Immolation and Pyrexia.
Already piquing the ears of critics both stateside and abroad, Sound The Charge issues of the offering, "APOPHYS,
while still quick and with a good chunk of technicality present, have
clearly made the song writing the number one focus and as such, have
created songs that are memorable and succinct. The songs don't blend
into one death metal mess…," while Glacially Musical notes, "Prime
Incursion is uptempo, dynamic, and has a great mix. APOPHYS has quickly
carved out their own niche in a genre full of too many imitators." Adds No Clean Singing of the track "Miscreants" specifically, "The
pummeling begins immediately with a phalanx of hammering riffs that
seem dedicated to pounding you into the ground like a nail driven
through wood, and the start-stop jackhammering doesn't stop. The music
is a ticket straight to headbang city, but that's not all it is."
As another "Prime Incursion" teaser, today Gear Gods is hosting the play-through video accompaniment to "The Antidote," with the band elaborating of the track, "'The
Antidote' is a death metal must. The drums are fast, the riffs are
fast, the vocals are fast, you get the picture. The song tells a story
of humanity's ultimate cure for itself, a final solution as people start
to transform into beings that are focused on nothing other than
consumption. This gives it a twist one could see relevant to our current
society. Eventually the urge to consume backfires resulting in humanity
consuming itself and thus, providing the answer to the final problem;
View "The Antidote" at THIS LOCATION. If you can't watch the youtube clip, check the version up on vimeo at https://vimeo.com/123630975.
And if you missed it, sample "Miscreants," still streaming courtesy of No Clean Singing, at THIS LOCATION.
A word derived from Apophis, an asteroid that, upon initial
observations, indicated a probability that it would hit Earth on April
13th, 2029 causing a collision of immeasurable proportions, APOPHYS was spawned in 2012 and have since been surgically carving their path within the annals of the modern death metal scene. Prime Incursion
was mixed by vocalist Kevin Quilligan and mastered by Stefano Morabito
at 16th Cellar Studio (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance etc.), and
will be released in Europe on April 3rd, 2015 via Metal Blade Records.
Preorder bundles are still available at metalblade.com/apophys where you can also test drive first single, "Requiem For The Absurd."