“The horror-movie vibe of the music is enhanced by MEPHITIC GRAVE’s fascination with Lovecraft, both in the lyrics and accompanying artwork….” — Decibel Magazine
Decibel Magazine is currently streaming “The Vaults Of Strangling Fear” from Hungarian death conjurors MEPHITIC GRAVE. The premiere comes in advance of the band’s Into The Atrium Of Inhuman Morbidity debut, set for release May 7th via Carbonized Records.
Made of jagged riffs and grisly vocal incantations, MEPHITIC GRAVE’s sonic venom — influenced by Abhorrence, Funebre, and Autopsy among others — runs deep discharging eight maniacally putrid odes of lo-fi grimness. Tipping their scythes to the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the band’s visual and lyrical concepts revolve around the philosophy of cosmicism which denies the presence of a god or any such ideas of divinity and upholds that humans are insignificant in the face of an incomprehensibly large cosmos.
Issues the band of “The Vaults Of Strangling Fear,” “The deepest darkness that hides a slumbering monstrosity, slowly comes to life again. In the veins of eternal death, blood begins to flow again, and as red-glowing eyes stare at you from the throat of the bottomless pit, you know there is no escape anymore…”
Adds Decibel, “The horror-movie vibe of the music is enhanced by MEPHITIC GRAVE’s fascination with Lovecraft, both in the lyrics and accompanying artwork.”
Stream MEPHITIC GRAVE’s “The Vaults Of Strangling Fear,” via Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
Into The Atrium Of Inhuman Morbidity, which was recorded, mixed, and mastered in the age of plague and pandemic lockdown by guitarist Knot in his basement workshop and includes cover art by Raul Gonzalez, will be released on limited cassette and digitally via Carbonized Records and on CD via My Dark Desires Records and Nihil Productions in Brazil.
MEPHITIC GRAVE was forged in 2018 as a duo between guitarist Zoli and drummer Balázs on drums, initially under the name Mothrot. Guitarist Knot and bassist/vocalist Ádám joined the following year. The first rehearsals exceeded expectations. Because Ádám already had ideas for lyrics, a concept of visuals arose within the band’s collective mind, leading them to eventually change their name to MEPHITIC GRAVE.