Canadian death metal upstarts Gutvoid stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut EP, Astral Bestiary, at heavily trafficked web-portal GrizzlyButts.com. Set for international release on August 28th via Blood Harvest Records on CD, 12″ vinyl, and cassette tape formats, hear Gutvoid‘s Astral Bestiary in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Gutvoid hail from Toronto, Ontario and quickly set to work on their first public recording. While Astral Bestiary is indeed the quartet’s first recording, the members of Gutvoid collectively contain a wealth of experience within Canada’s extreme metal scene, and it duly shows in the EP’s eldritch-yet-fresh attack. Ominously swarming, churning forth with world-eating Metal of Death that devours the listener whole, Gutvoid traverse a wealth of compositional territory within the record’s three-song/24-minute runtime, dragging that listener across fetid slime and bestial grind, funereal doom and industrial-sized stomp, and even catchy headbanging parts…before the sinister slipstream takes that listener under, with all finality. To their credit, the quartet evade so much of the riff-less murk characterizing nowadays “sepulchral” death metal; if anything, Astral Bestiary maintains a refreshingly clear aspect, allowing every note to ring true and terrorizing. But make no mistake: this onslaught is literally MASSIVE, in every sense of the word.
As a leadup to Gutvoid‘s imminent debut album for Blood Harvest, stream Astral Bestiary in its entirety HERE at GrizzlyButts.com. Also hear the brand-new digital single “Forbidden City Beneath the Crypt” HERE at Blood Harvest‘s Bandcamp. Hop on their bandwagon now before it’s too late!
Preorder info for Astral Bestiary can be found HERE. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Gutvoid’s Astral Bestiary
1. They Came Dripping from the Stars [6:11]
2. Entranced by a Frozen Dawn [11:26]
3. Pilgrimage to the Necropolis Ruins [5:53]