Dark, depressing death metal in the vein of Immolation, Incantation and Deathspell Omega? Yes, please. Montreal-based Phobocosm have been around since 2008 but a full-length album has been elusive, even if they’ve played with Ross Dolan and co. at festivals before. They finally made it to the studio and the resulting music is beyond heavy; it feels more like drowning than listening.
Deprived will be released on September 30 via Dark Descent, who’ve had a banner year of albums. The eight-song, 48-minute album was mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Krallice) and features artwork by Chimère Noire (Portal, Abyssal). We don’t know the names and background of the folks responsible for writing the music but, hey, this is metal after all. Initials will suffice.
Stream the entire album below and order it here. If you happen to be located in Canada, Phobocosm will play two release shows with Dark Descent bands Thantifaxath and Adversarial in Montreal on September 27th and in Toronto on October 4th.