Blood Harvest Records sets January 29th, 2021 as the international release date for a highly anticipated new EP from Astral Tomb, Degradation of Human Consciousness, on cassette tape format.
As presaged by their track to the Chasm of Aeons four-way split shared with Cryptic Shift, Replicant, and Inoculation which Blood Harvest released this past autumn, Astral Tomb are all-too-perfectly monikered. Theirs is gross ‘n’ gooey dredge of deranged death metal that slices and sluices in obscene ways – all at the listener’s discomfort, most of all, challenging even the most diehard death metaller. Their first longer-formed recording since their celebrated Subterranean Forms debut demo in 2019, Degradation of Human Consciousness is likewise perfectly titled, for its blown-out yet clanging soundworld consumes the listener’s sanity first and then the body whole, spitting it back out – slowly, weirdly, wonderfully – in a manner that recalls both the most clandestine secrets of turn-of-the-’90s tape-trading and a future far off and none so vile.
Astral Tomb have already written your epitaph with Degradation of Human Consciousness – and they’re only just begun!
Tracklisting for Astral Tomb’s Degradation of Human Consciousness
1. Devouring Sorrow
2. Transcendental Visions
3. Orbiting Fractals