I don’t know much about Castevet. Their MySpace lists three band members, one of whom drums for Copremesis. That’s about it. I do know, however, that their debut 7″ (Paragon, 2009, streamable here) is what I’ve listened to the most for weeks. Its two songs recall greats – Voivod, Morbid Angel, Deathspell Omega. They drape elegant dissonance over driving low end. The result feels distant, foggy, dirty, and emotional. Usually metal’s presentation is singular – in-your-face, shrouded, etc. This experience, however, has both foreground and background. These songs are small worlds; I want to see their universe. A full-length, recorded by Colin Marston, is due out next year. Resistance will be futile.

– Cosmo Lee

Stones (excerpt)
Salts (excerpt)