If lately many of Gorephilia's contemporaries, including famed label mates KRYPTS whom Jukka is incidentally also part of, have decided to reconnect themselves with the ‘classic Finnish sound’ of the early 90’s, Gorephilia have on the other hand decided to go against the tide and turn their gaze towards the US for inspiration. Their goal is pretty simple: making sure their take on the genre has the kind of sudden impact few will recover from. Whereas others tend to wave around their prey, they’re in for the kill and after ‘Embodiment of Death’ back in 2012, their second full-length ‘Severed Monolith’ is deemed to twist the knife in the wound even deeper.
The only moment where you’ll be able to catch your breath is the interlude ‘Words That Solve Problems’, basically a stepping stone for the following onslaught, ‘Black Horns’. And the first track previewed ‘The Ravenous Storm’ is no different, with its furious barrage of blasts and blistering solos. Rounded off by Raul Gonzalez ‘cosmic’ artwork reminiscent of what he already had done for Morbus Chron, ‘Severed Monolith’ is just that, a testament to death metal crushing power.
Gorephilia - Severed Monolith CS