Hellthrasher Productions is proud to present the vinyl release and CD reissue of Desolate Shrine’s debut masterpiece „Tenebrous Towers”.
With a steady output of three full-length albums throughout the first half of the 2010s (the latest two on Dark Descent Records), Finland's purveyors of chaos and wrath, Desolate Shrine, proved to be one of the most consistently crushing death metal acts, that appeared in the underground scene during the past five years. Originally released in 2011 through Hammer Of Hate, Tenebrous Towers opened up the crushing mysticism of Desolate Shrine with a truly remarkable form of possessed, blackened death metal. Executed with skill and worship, the heaviness of Tenebrous Towers comes not only from speed but the crushing mid-tempo and oppressive slow tunes accompanied with atmospheric acoustic sections. The demonic inhuman growlings/screamings of two vocalists not only interpret the in-depth lyrics but add more hell to the overwhelming atmosphere. Properly expressed with dynamic sounds, the debut album of Desolate Shrine is not to be missed!
supported by 21 fans who also own “Tenebrous Towers”
This is about as good as OSDM gets, to be honest. Blood Incantation are quickly building a pretty flawless discography of modern classics and every release just improves and evolves their sound. Stellar stuff (literally). Colin Kauffman
supported by 19 fans who also own “Tenebrous Towers”
A stomping and unstoppable tank painted all black. The Finnish trio fully delivers on atmospheric Death Metal with a black and doomy touch. As a comparison Ulcerate may come to mind, but Desolate Shrine are mostly rolling on mid-tempo ground with the occasional blast beat. Big plus is also the powerful production, which most Finnish Metal bands tend to lack. Mohemian