Prepare to explore death metal’s darkest, most claustrophobic caverns with Canadian quartet Tomb Mold. Their second full-length album is one of the year’s most anticipated, and with good reason. Manor of Infinite Forms is filthy, bludgeoning death metal of the highest order.
The first album Tomb Mold recorded as a quartet instead of a duo, Manor of Infinite Forms checks in a seven songs, each murkier and darker than the track before. Thick, murky riffs assail the listener from the first seconds of the album, backed by a rhythm section hell bent on sonically pulverizing all who press play. Add drummer/vocalist Max Klebanoff’s cavernous vocals to the mix and Tomb Mold have made one of the best death metal albums this year.
“This record marks the first full length Tomb Mold has recorded as a quartet,” Tomb Mold tell Decibel. “It definitely shows through in the sound, but this record isn’t nearly as good without the contributions of Sean at Boxcar Studios and Arthur Rizk. They helped push our vision into territories unknown. Brad Moore and Lucas Korte helped visualize the subterranean horrors of these songs and turned it into something cosmic. We set out to create something that was labyrinthian and maze like to help the listener be absorbed into a world of ancient creatures, but this record is also about creation from destruction, including destruction of the self. Free your mind, prepare to die.”
Manor of Infinite Forms will be unleashed in its entirety on June 8 by 20 Buck Spin, but Decibel has the full album streaming now. Listen below, if you dare!