Foretold Monuments of Flesh

KHNVM ( pronounced as kha-nooom) is a multinational Magdeburg /Bangladeshi duo comprised on ‘Obliterator’ on guitar,bass and vocals and hes aided by drummer Krzysztof Klingbein (AggressorResurrection and Thunderwar), and while a solid, furious death metal offering, the the first offering from Testimony Records that hasn’t truly blown me away like say Demonbreed, Sentient Horror and Organic.

And its not because  it isn’t HM boss Swedish death metal so, don’t let that scare you off. But If you are craving some no frills, bludgeoning  death metal that culls from the Floridan scene of the 90s, Poland’s death metal scene and a little European, Dutch ish tones, then Foretold Monuments of Flesh with fit the bill. And while on par that might seem like a truly awesome mix, the end result is a bit forgetful, if vehemently so. At Times, I’m reminded of Finland’s Sadistik Forest with the plethora of influences I hear, so take that as you will.

The 7 song 28 minute affair is well produced , Obliterator has a Glenn Benton like Deicide layered, demonic growl/shriek,= making the likes of the opening title track, ” Invocato Deo Plaga ” or initial slower churn of “Heathen Beast” have some initial attention getting furor. But beyond that there is just too much other great death metal being released in 2019 to give this more than a passing glance.

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Written by E. Thomas
June 12th, 2019


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