Spirit Coffin Publishing announces September 17th as the international release date for Swelling Repulsion‘s striking debut album, The Severed Path, on CD format.
A progressive and melodic death metal slipstream achieved between worlds, The Severed Path is the deranged and climactic journey resultant of United States- and Australia-based musicians Dono (Ashes For the Mute) and Bage (Caged Grave, ex-Overpower), respectively, who’ve crafted their debut full-length to the tune of suffering and suicide at the end of the days. Though the duo each speak the universal language of death metal, their individual perspectives represent a striking duality at every twist and turn – abrasive yet melodic, technical yet raw – and a bittersweet quality persists throughout the experience, as they pull their fateful thread of riffs upon ruination.
Let the visceral, ornate cover art guide the senses first, hand-painted by Dono as an interpretation of imperceptible forces in nature, extra-dimensional reality, and personal spiritual energy. The colorful fluidity of the artwork intentionally reflects the process of realizing The Severed Path, the whole package showcasing the artists’ strong vision of beauteous, jagged motion and fine detail.
Tracklisting for Swelling Repulsion’s The Severed Path
2. Shooting the Gap
3. Black Tide
4. Ride or Die
7. The Severed Path
9. Unfathomable Depths