A 3 track doom metal EP of cosmic dread and existential horror.
The date 19 July 2018 marks the release of debut EP Låt köttet dö (”Let the flesh die”) of Swedish doom metal outfit Vanhävds. The EP is a sampler of a future album, showcasing both a slower and faster side of Vanhävd’s vision.
Expect pitch a black sound design, funeral doom anti-grooves, melancholic melodies and blackened mid-tempo blasting.
Lyrical themes concern the intersection between visceral and existential horror, drawing inspiration from writers such as Norwegian antinatalist philosopher Peter Wessel Zapffe and horror author Thomas Ligotti.
The creative brains behind synthwave/metal hybrid Irving Force and underground doom techno act Starving Insect are among the band members and they are promising an unorthodox approach to metal song writing and production.
Final note: Fuck the loudness war. This production is purposefully highly dynamic and uncompressed, with a dynamic range of DR12. Play it loud!