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Death metal mavericks Maligner stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Attraction to Annihilation, at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on August 31st via Blood Harvest Records and Helter Skelter Productions, hear Maligner's Attraction to Annihilation in its entirety exclusively HERE.
One of the most promising hordes Blood Harvest have come across in some time, Maligner are a deathrashing power-trio hailing from the label's home-town of Malmö, Sweden. To date, Maligner have a two-song digital promo released during the autumn of 2016 and then, a few months later, the five-song Demon EP, which Blood Harvest released on cassette tape and digital formats. Bolstered by the attention afforded Demon, the trio truly come into their own on Attraction to Annihilation.
For a debut album, Attraction to Annihilation is as fully formed as they come. Maligner may be only entering their third year of existence, but the attention to craft and class across this eight-song firestorm is seriously the work of veterans - but, of course, ones not yet complacent with their ideas and especially execution. Right from the very first notes of opener "Oath-bound," Maligner explode with a dazzling array of fleet-footed 'n' finesse death metal in a most late '80s mould, back when actual songwriting mattered most and bands like Death, Sadus, and Dark Angel ruled the underground. Indeed, even nomenclature like "deathrash" didn't really exist; it was simply all METAL, just darker and more deathly than what the aboveground was proffering. But, Maligner are no mere retro retread: their compositional prowess is in a league of its own, and their attention to the finer details of aggression bespeaks a maturity that thankfully isn't neutering. In fact, the longer this 31-minute maelstrom rolls on, the more dizzying it becomes, possessing both body and spirit in a grand celebration of destruction and death.
Try as you may, there's just no denying Maligner's Attraction to Annihilation! Stream it in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Preorder info for the CD can be found HERE, and preorder for the vinyl can be found HERE.
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