From their home base in southern New Hampshire, Begat the Nephilim have been plying their chosen trade since 2012, that trade being a form of blackened melodic death metal that has taken them to stages in support of Napalm Death, Suffocation, Morbid Angel, Dillinger Escape Plan, Job For A Cowboy, and Suicide Silence and landed them on the Summer Slaughter tour and the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.
Unholy Anarchy Records will release the band’s debut album, Begat the Nephilim I: The Surreptitious Prophecy / Mother of the Blasphemy, on June 15th, and today we present the album’s eighth track, “Grimoire of Cryptid“.
The album, we are told, narrates “the tale of the Mother of Blasphemy, an ancient godlike Nephilim, her rise to power, and the resulting consequences facing mankind and the world”.
Within this tale, “Grimoire of Cryptid” presents an alloy of dark, haunting moodiness and raging volatility. Launched by soft acoustic guitar reverberations, soon joined by a vibrant drum rhythm, the song combines craggy riffing that swarms and hammers, swirling and ringing melodic accents that come and go like fleeting gleams of phosphorescence, pummeling grooves, angst-ridden howls, and vicious snarls. After the song ends, you discover that it seems to have seeped into the grey matter, those bleak, unearthly melodies continuing to resound like a lingering spell.
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Anthony Lusk Simone at Zen-beast Studios in Leominister, Massachusetts. It features the distinctive artwork of Sam Nelson (Stigma: The art of Sam Nelson). And it’s available for pre-order now via the link below.
2. Cardboard Casket
5. Perfect place to die
6. Fervor for flesh
8. Grimoire of cryptid
9. Apotheosis of the apocalypse pt. 1: In the shadow of the Nephilim (a cold wind stirs the midnight air)
10. Apotheosis of the apocalypse pt. 2: Dawn of the Nephilim (a warm wind breathes a new despair)