This is the most contemptible and offensive thing I have ever heard. If you have ever hated a brutal vocalist, they are on this record, spewing indecipherable obscenities left and right between chromatic chugs and massive grooves. The slam album to end all slam albums.
When GAZA broke up (and for good reason, it seemed) a vacuum was created in the position of "most pissed-off yet socially conscious band on the planet." Spurn fills that void, with lyrics straight from 'No Absolutes in Human Suffering' and guitar work as incoherent as you'd expect from a former Okazaki Fragments axeman.
Abyssal are experimental even among the ilk of technical and esoteric death metal bands like Ulcerate and Gorguts, as demonstrated by the sheer audacity of "Veil of Transcendence" and its pummeling, polymetric disposal of beauty.
From the Wagnerian theater of its space opera to its almost continuous output of killer, killer riffs, this album is the platonic ideal of progressive extreme metal and the most spectacular release yet in 2016.
Completely abrasive and inapproachable, Dendritic Arbor are the real deal when it comes to disgust. It's akin to throwing your Plebeian Grandstand and Pyrrhon CDs into a food processor and setting it to whatever level you use to chew up an iPad.
Gaza are back and vitriolic as they ever were under the dead moniker. Lightless Walk's sense of sorrow extends rather than tempers the group's hurtling contempt, cementing a destructive and unforgiving work worthy of its pedigree.