“The deepest darkness, that hides a slumbering monstrosity, slowly comes to life again. In the veins of eternal death, blood begins to flow again, and as red-glowing eyes stare at you from the throat of the bottomless pit, you know there is no escape anymore…”
The above is an explanation from Hungarian death dealers Mephitic Grave about “The Vaults of Strangling Fear,” the latest track from their forthcoming album, Into the Atrium of Inhuman Morbidity. Inspired in equal parts by the works of H.P. Lovecraft and Autopsy, “The Vaults of Strangling Fear” sounds like it was dug out of a literal mephitic grave; alternating between buzzing old-school death metal and zombified death/doom, Mephitic Grave excel at sounding like the members of the band were just pulled from the grave themselves.
The horror-movie vibe of the music is enhanced by Mephitic Grave’s fascination with Lovecraft, both in the lyrics and accompanying artwork. Listeners will be allowed Into the Atrium of Inhuman Morbidity when the album is released on May 7 via Carbonized, but “The Vaults of Strangling Fear” is streaming below.