Daedalvs are a four-man death metal band from Charlotte, North Carolina, whose debut EP Apotheosis is being released today via Bandcamp, and we’re helping spread the word by providing a full stream of the EP, and a few thoughts about the music.
What Daedalvs dish out is a mammoth, monstrous, skull-fracturing beatdown, a rumbling, crushing avalanche of booming jackhammering bass, clobbering atonal riffs, and thundering drums, overlaid with an effusion of harsh roars and wild, acid-spraying shrieks. But while the music’s brute-force physical impact is certainly one of its main calling cards, it’s not the only one.
The songs are also laced with eerie, dissonant, tension-ratcheting guitar arpeggios that shroud the music in an atmosphere that brings to mind a spreading miasma of unearthly pestilence. Swarming tremolo chords give the songs a seething, blackened energy, and slow, serpentine melodies with an exotic air also surface, lending a bleak, dreamlike aspect to this bone-splintering demolition job.
Apotheosis also includes an instrumental track — “Synthetic Degradation” — that happens to be one of the strongest pieces on the EP.
To grab this EP for yourself, hop over to Bandcamp via the first link below.