Blood Harvest Records, in conspiracy with Rotted Life, sets October 18th as the international release date for the highly anticipated debut album of Portland, Oregon’s Coffin Rot, A Monument to the Dead, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
Formed in 2017, Coffin Rot quickly set to work on their first demo, following it a year later with another one as well as a split with comrades Molder. Wasting no time, now comes the quartet’s full-length debut, A Monument to the Dead, displaying their swift mastery of the Metal of Death. Aptly titled, A Monument to the Dead is a timeless and trend-free synthesis of various eternal strains of death metal: Grave’s proud ‘n’ powerful surge, Cianide’s sewer-drenched doom-death, the blackened corridors of early Immolation, and a whole host of other equally stout influences. However, it’s the manner in which Coffin Rot are able to rearrange these parameters into something horrific and, above all, immediately memorable: while by no means sticking to predictable verse/chorus rock-music structures, A Monument to the Dead retains a strangely hummable catchiness whilst remaining resolutely and utterly DARK and DEATHLY. Adding to the album’s potency is a clear-yet-crushing production that’s the epitome of powerful – and one which is richly analog, ably highlighting Coffin Rot‘s very human (and very literal) execution.
Completed by dank ‘n’ disgusting artwork courtesy of Skadvaldur, Coffin Rot deliver A Monument to the Dead – are you among those doomed souls?
Tracklisting for Coffin Rot (Portland)’s A Monument to the Dead
1. Intro / Compremesis
2. Saw Blade Suicide
3. Miasma of Barbarity
4. Forced Self-Consumption
6. Incubation of Madness
7. Mechanical Separation
8. Coffin Rot