The highly anticipated new album from Colorado’s SPECTRAL VOICE is out now on Dark Descent Records. Clocking in at over 45 minutes long, Sparagmos features 4 soul-disturbing tracks of abyssal death/doom.
Sparagmos is now available on CD, vinyl, cassette, and digital formats. Stream and order the album at:
US Store: www.darkdescentrecords.com/shop
EU Store: ddmsuo.eu
Check out the video for album track “Red Feasts Condensed into One” at this location.
“Sparagmos more than lives up to its conceptual title. It rends its listener apart with devastating violence and mesmerizing inevitability. And it’s weirdly one of the most beautiful death-doom experiences I’ve ever had. Spectral Voice succeeded. I’m overcome. This is a force that dares you to face it.” – Angry Metal Guy
“No two ways about it, folks. Sparagmos is the best record I’ve heard so far in 2024 and will be on AOTY lists come December. When it comes to death/doom of this particular breed—rough around the edges, ritualistic, cavernous, carnal—it doesn’t get much better than this.” – NoobHeavy
“At time goes by, some bands get a pass of reassurance after a series of high quality releases, and you can not conceive that they would disappoint you anymore. Such is the case for Spectral Voice and their contemplative, incredible second album, which is a truly thrilling and memorable experience to go through. As with all kinds of monumental art, it leaves its mark with a sense of awe that will stay in you for more than just its mere total runtime.” – Sputnik Music
1. Be Cadaver
2. Red Feasts Condensed Into One
3. Sinew Censer
4. Death’s Knell Rings in Eternity
SPECTRAL VOICE‘s Sparagmos unfolds as a momentous second full-length offering under the banner of Dark Descent Records, marking the culmination of a period devoted to katabatic immersion into the material. The title itself, alluding to the Dionysian rite of being torn limb from limb, sets the stage for a profound exploration of life, death, and the untamed essence within.
“The content of the album oscillates between lamentation and exaltation. An immersive, morbid atmosphere of funereality longs for the liberation of death and mourns the agony of life. Coupled with moments of frenetic madness, grandeur, terror, and ecstasy, the point we are trying to get to is the moment in which – through sacrifice – atavistic wildness is unleashed, and the ultimate exaltation of life through death is realized,” reflects drummer/vocalist E. Wendler.
Influences drawn from the esoteric realms of death, black, doom metal, dark ambient, and arcane literature converge to shape SPECTRAL VOICE’s most realized manifestation. Featuring the sonic prowess of M. Kolontyrsky (guitar), P. Riedl (guitar), and J. Barrett (bass) – also of Blood Incantation fame – alongside the drummer/vocalist E. Wendler, SPECTRAL VOICE weaves a sonic tapestry with a level of excellence that surpasses even their own formidable standards.
Sparagmos unquestionably stands as a definitive death metal highlight of 2024.
The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk at Redwood Studio, with artwork by Manifester.
SPECTRAL VOICE is:
M. Kolontyrsky – Guitar
P. Riedl – Guitar
J. Barrett – Bass
E. Wendler – Drums/Vocals