|Global Metal Apocalypse||
French death metal obscurantists Aum stream the entirety of highly anticipated debut album, Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum - now set for international release on September 23rd via Iron Bonehead Productions - at Decibel magazine's website. Hear Aum's debut album in its entirety HERE.
Not to be confused with the black metal band hailing from Hong Kong, Aum are obscurity incarnate - not only for the secrecy surrounding this new entity, but more so sonically. Although spiritually inclined toward the black arts, France's Aum carry forward that blackened base into crushingly heavy and tortuously twisted death metal. Exploding forth with a guts-fucking guitar tone and propulsive 'n' powerful drumming, Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum takes seven separate paths toward the ultimate end: an impermanent manifestation of life and death cycles through oriental philosophies and religions.
Utilizing death metal that is simultaneously crude and complicated, primitive and elevated, the seven-song screed becomes an inner travel to find reality as it is, to find the law of nature, to understand the whole life, to experiment death and birth through our own dissolution. It is at once alien and familiar, engrossing and challenging, confrontational and fleeting; it is an experience that exists on both physical and astral planes.
When both "cavernous death metal" and the fifth generational retread of Swedeath have equally worn out their welcome, it is to bands like Aum to revitalize the purity of Total Death with records like Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum: submerge, and emerge. Submerge yourself completely exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine.
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