Vastum Share “Reveries In Autophagia” From New Album “Orificial Purge”
San Francisco death metallers Vastum (who share members with Hammers of Misfortune, Necrot, Ulthar, and more) are releasing new album Orificial Purge on October 25th via 20 Buck Spin, and lead single “Reveries In Autophagia” is out now. It’s a real burner, heavy as a bag of bricks but not afraid to embrace a more melodic side too. Listen below.
Of the new album, vocalist Daniel Butler says:
A primitive combination of brutality, doominess, and evil atmosphere found on Hole Below is developed further on Orificial Purge. The effect is more hypnotic than any of our other albums. The album doubles down on the mid-paced dirge of our other recordings, but it also revisits the speed of some earlier songs like ‘Devoid.’ Experiments with ambience and melody contrast with heady and knuckle-dragging riffs, and carefully crafted vocal dynamics amplify the evil and punishing atmosphere to create a primal yet dissociative mood. Lyrically, the album is written associatively, with words forming as inchoate physical sensations that gradually take symbolic form. Some of the lyrics are therefore allusive and elusive, not easily lending themselves to coherent meaning. Upon closer look, however, the lyrics are classic Vastum-style meditations on abjection as life, life as tragedy, and tragedy as a dissociative rapture through which humanity comes into being.
View the tracklist and list of upcoming live appearances below as well. That’s the album artwork above.
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1. Dispossessed In Rapture (First Wound)
2. I On The Knife (Second Wound)
3. Abscess Inside Us
4. Orificial Purge
5. Reveries In Autophagia
6. His Sapphic Longing
Vastum — 2019/2020 Tour Dates
9/5 to 9/8 — Killtown Death Fest — Copenhagen, DK
2/21/2020 to 2/22/2020 — Shadow Frost Music & Arts Festival — Frederick, MD