In their endless quest to push and support current underground acts that perpetuate the odor of vintage death metal, on July 26th, Memento Mori – in conspiracy with Unholy Prophecies and Godz ov War Productions – is proud to present Hexorcist‘s striking debut album, Evil Reaping Death. Memento Mori will release the CD version, Unholy Prophecies the vinyl version, and Godz ov War the cassette version; the CD and tape version will see release on July 26th, while the vinyl version will follow a bit later.
Unearthed in Florida in early 2019 and comprised of past and current members of other impious hordes such as Gnosis and Devastator, Hexorcist summon old-school and blasphemous death metal that may as well fall under the “proto-death metal” category, for their ferocious and relentless approach to the genre harkens back to the mid-to-late ’80s, when all things extreme were still boiling in the same malignant cauldron and all boundaries were nothing but a blur that no diehard dweller of the underground gave a damn about. Hexorcist‘s aural and lyrical offering is uncompromising and exudes utter vileness, leaving no room for absolutely anything that could remotely be considered modern or trendy.
And Hexorcist accomplish precisely that on their scathing debut album, Evil Reaping Death. Ridiculously accurate in its title, Evil Reaping Death is exactly EVIL REAPING DEATH: steeped in the ancients, billowing sulfur, divebomb leads flying right and left, and the unhinged yet locked-in execution that can only come from true and total DIEHARDS. Not everything goes in death metal, and Hexorcist keep a closed mind when it comes to the Metal of Death. For them, the archaic ways of Morbid Angel, Necrovore, Sarcofago, Death, Incubus, Possessed, Vital Remains, Slayer, and Peru’s Mortem do not need to be messed with, only upheld, and uphold Hexorcist do here. No more but definitely no less, Evil Reaping Death is 666% maniacal death metal for death metal maniacs – exclusively!
With utterly ripping mastering courtesy of Loïc Fontaine at Krucyator Studio, France and classically evil cover art courtesy of Art Militia, Hexorcist soundly erase 30 years of “progression” with Evil Reaping Death. Expel the flesh! Revere the sacrificial rites!
Begin expelling the flesh and revering the sacrificial rites with the brand-new track “Exulting the Adversary” HERE at Memento Mori‘s official YouTube channel. Aformentioned cover art and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Hexorcist’s Evil Reaping Death
1. Exulting the Adversary
2. Sentry at the Seven Gates
3. Unblessing the Reverent
4. Proverbs of Pestilence
5. Denouncing the Immaculate
6. Evil Reaping Death
7. Unrighteous Ceremony
8. Accursed Affirmations
9. Praising the Most Foul
10. Crucifixion [Devastator cover]