This thing is absolutely fierce. I came for the artwork and stayed for the relentlessness. Every track is well written and flows very well and the pacing is spot on.
Favorite track: Dies Irae - Lacrimosa.
The Canadian religious black metal enigma GEVURAH have slowly been shaping their ritualistic blueprint on virulent spiritual black metal sophistication for several years, giving the duo of GEVURAH, consisting of X.T. (vocals/all instruments/production) and A.L. (guitars/bass), a reputation as one Canada’s most promising black metal prospects. With their debut full-length album “Hallelujah!” (which follows their well received “Necheshirion” EP from 2013 and features the incredible transcendent art of Denis Forkas), GEVURAH’s awareness will be felt throughout the black metal underground as a formidable and spiritual force within it.
Through “Hallelujah!”, GEVURAH have unearthed an overwhelming layered black metal masterwork through seven massive epochal hymns that encompass a furious, dark, and unforgiving nature to them while at the same time harness a sophistication and complexity through this unparalleled vision of otherworldly spiritual black metal levitation.
released June 3, 2016
Produced/engineered/mixed by X.T.
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege
Front and back cover artwork by Denis Forkas
Design by Chimere Noire
21st century death metal has a tough job getting "the hook" right. Brutality, technicality: there is no secret formula to that first 60 seconds but "immediate" is one tack the bold employ, and cratsmen as skilled as BI reap rewards with it. An absolute masterclass in how to deliver a debut full-length, _Starspawn_ stands among maybe half a dozen DM records that offer the same what-the-fuck-is-this? feeling that _Altars of Madness_ had upon its releease 30 years ago. Paul Schwarz