As a hellish maelstrom of unfathomable and malicious soundfield lashing onto the desolate wasteland, Kostnatění's 2019 debut full length Hrůza zvítězí brought back the forgotten spells from the past to redefine Horror's true essence. Despite being a black metal project from the U.S, Kostnatění and his whole discography serve as a blatant resistance against the stagnated USBM tag or any current trends: from his unorthodox usage of Czech as the primary language for the texts, to the otherworldly dirty melodies and the subtle passages lurking in between the ferocity of riffs. The aesthetic and riff-work that strongly reminiscent of the legacy of Rhinocervs are reshaped into Kostnatění's own abyssal, yet often trance-evoking sound terror, trapping listeners within the labyrinth of poisoning thoughts - music of dreadful near-death experiences.
Digipack CD release limited to 300 copies.
released August 7, 2020
KOSTNATĚNÍ is written, recorded, and mixed by D.L.
Abe Plaut - Trumpet on "Hrůza zvítězí"
S.H. - Noise on "Donekonečna v přítomném čase"
Jacob Buczarski - Drum programming, mixing, mastering
Frank Heiler - Artwork
Deng - Layout
There is a terrific sense of creative eclecticism in this work. It blows me away, it is that emphatic and superb. The mix of instrumentation and vocals, the production, and even the artwork, evoke the eponymous creature as if it emerged from an alternate universe. A terrific release. jpblackdeathmetal