“Eldritch Anatomy”, the debut album of Slovenian death metal upstarts ENSANGUINATE, promises to deliver a furious maelstrom of classic 80s extreme metal. Consisting of nine tracks that run the gamut from slow and brooding to fast-paced blasts of energy, “Eldritch Anatomy” has enough extreme underground metal pedigree to satisfy fans of Possessed, Morbid Angel and Death as well as those who are accustomed to the sinister melodic edge of Watain and Dissection.
Bolstered by a hard-hitting production that marries power and definition to old school filth, as well as a striking front cover by Gorgoroth’s very own Atterigner a.k.a. Khaos Diktator, Ensanguinate show they are out for blood and are poised to stand out by crafting catchy, powerful funeral hymns in the true death metal spirit of old.
“Eldritch Anatomy” will be released on digital, CD and LP (black vinyl, limited to 300 units) via Emanzipation Productions on September 2nd, 2022. Pre-orders here and here.
The single “Lowermost Baptisms” is already available and can be heard here. A second single, “DEath Vernacular” will be released on June 17th. Pre-save link here.
Formed in 2020, Ensanguinate is Slovenia’s putrid entry into the death metal grimoire of old. Leaning heavily on the genre’s occult beginnings, the band stand out by distilling Possessed, Morbid Angel and Grotesque into a searing death/thrash assault that deviates from today’s run-of-the-mill death metal.
Released to positive reviews in August 2020, the debut demo “Entranced by Decay” featured four tracks of blistering death metal described by No Clean Singing as “An electrifying, neck-cracking romp packed with jittery and jolting fretwork as well as monstrous echoing growls and livid howls”.
Andrej Čuk – guitars, vocals
Jaka Črešnar – guitars
Miha Šinigoj – bass
Matjaž Winkler – drums