Inserting cosmic horror into heavy metal is usually a matter of obscuring it through layers of fog and confusion: after all, this particular field of horror is focused around the terror of the unknown and the insanity-tempting scale of infinities. Canadian tech-death metallers Deformatory take a much more direct approach, however, crafting a sharp and viscerally destructive maelstrom that conjures thoughts of towering astral madness just as much as it does one's organs being removed piece-by-piece from their body.

Their upcoming album Inversion of The Unseen Horizon is custom-made for this duality: its concept continues the band's own mythology, a twisted derivative of Clive Barker's fantastically demented Hellraiser mythos pushed into realms beyond our own. Brutally punchy and laced with annihilating streaks of black metal, cosmic machinations are put into bone-snapping focus through the band's unrelenting technical death metal. Check out a new single from Inversion of the Unseen Horizon now, complete with an imaginative video from Chariot of Black Moth.



"Summoning the Cosmic Devourer," being almost seven minutes long and just jam-packed with insanity, feels like it devoured other, lesser songs to become a terrifying megalith of riff after riff after riff. Dashing from one tempo to another with no warning, the song's askew progressions illustrate sneering triumph and cosmic indifference with punishingly clear double-bass work to keep the tempo firmly in the mortal plane. This vile ceremony of riffs is intense and immediate enough to warrant constant attention, but it also seems to ooze with discordant mystery—each jarring and jagged chord hints at a terror outside our understanding.

The band comments:

Our newest slab of brutality is entitled ‘Summoning The Cosmic Devourer’, which is as crazy musically as it is visually, as you will bear witness in the jaw-dropping video created by Chariot of Black Moth (Poland). This sonic creation is an amalgamation of everything DEFORMATORY is about musically and there is no cosmic stone left unturned in this 7-minute voyage through their portal of cold, dead madness. Maniacal black metal inspired aggression. Technical death metal percussive ferocity. Insanity-inducing atmospherics. Blistering riffs that hook you through the cheek. These are all things you can definitely count on for this track and from our new album Inversion of the Unseen Horizon.


Inversion of the Unseen Horizon will release independently on September 3rd and can be pre-ordered at the band's Bandcamp page.

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