Jul 122011

Goreaphobia is a Philadelphia-based death metal band with deep roots in the death-metal underground. Not long ago, we saw the news that the band had joined up with the Dark Descent label for the release of their new album, Apocalyptic Necromancy. It’s scheduled for release on August 9, and it features the band’s new guitarist, VJS (Kult ov Azazel, Crimson Moon, Demoncy).

It also features that awesomely eye-catching piece of cover art above, created by Linsey Wasiuta.

Today, Decibel premiered a track from the album called “Xurroth Rreeth N’ves Helm”. I nearly swallowed my tongue trying to pronounce that. I found it easier to use the English translation that appears in parentheses next to that title — “City of Rot and Decay”. And don’t ask me from what language the title words are drawn, because I have no fucking clue.

What I do know is that the song is an absolutely monstrous delight. Goreaphobia guitarist Alex Bouk describes it thusly: “This is one of those songs that just came very easy. To me it has a Venom meets Iron Maiden-type feel to it. This is more of a straight heavy metal track. It sounds like nothing else on the record.”

Well, I sorta hope he’s wrong, because the song is a killer — gore-drenched vocals paired up with a slaughterhouse full of riffs, a filthy guitar solo, and a hard-rockin’ beat. I’m definitely now stoked to hear the rest of this album. Go bang your head at Decibel and let us know what you think, won’t you?


  1. So let me get this straight…you got a copy of this and the new Disma to review? I am filled with both jealousy and hate right now

    • I got their last album on a whim at f.y.e because I remembered seeing it on Blabbermouth and it had awesome artwork. Turns out I could only really get into like two of the songs off it (Grave Plagued Planet & Black Ash Eyes). I still have it cuz I think I could get into at some point, but aside from those two songs, I haven’t found anything catchy on it. This song wasn’t bad, but if I were to base buying the album on this song, I wouldn’t buy it. These guys have some cool artwork, a simple, yet cool logo, and on the songs that I like, they slay, but I’m not gonna’ buy an album for 2 songs. :/

      I also am jealous that you get the Disma album. >:|

    • Sorry SurgicalBrute, I didn’t mean to reply lol.

    • That really was gauche of me to mention that I had those albums. As punishment for myself, I have deleted my digital files of both albums.

    • Actually, as I think more about this, I believe I only imagined that I deleted the albums and then imagined that I downloaded them again. But I felt imaginary pain when I deleted them.

  2. I think this song is growing on me. ISLANDER! YOU HAVE MAGICAL POWERS THAT ALLOW MUSIC TO GROW ON ME!

  3. That was not what I wax expecting…I saw gore and thought pornogrind. Even after reading venom plus maiden.

    I are dumbs.

    But fucking excellent! I loved the galloping riffs!

  4. song sucks

    • Morbidcorpse, it’s obvious you’re a sausage taker. This is an excellent song. Very catchy and it is indeed a nice change of pace.

  5. That was awesome. I’m actually kinda sad that they said nothing else on the album really sounds like it.

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