Dec 292022

At a time when avid metal listeners are beginning to turn the page on what seized their attention in 2022, and to look ahead to what’s coming in the New Year, we have one more vivid reminder of just how great 2022 was for extreme metal, thanks to a tremendously good video for a tremendously good song by the Portuguese death metal band Analepsy.

The song that’s the subject of the video, “Edge of Chaos“, is the penultimate track on Analepsy‘s powerhouse second album Quiescence, which was jointly released this past spring by Agonia Records, Miasma Records, and Vomit Your Shirt Records. It was a great choice for the video because it’s convincing proof that trying to sum up Analepsy‘s songcraft as brutal or slamming death metal leaves a lot un-said, and what those labels fail to capture is part of what makes Quiescence stand out from the pack. Continue reading »