Agonia Records / Soulfood
In their native country's scene, Poland's Azarath need no introduction. Formed almost two decades ago by drummer Inferno (of Behemoth fame), the band caught momentum right away, and made a name for themselves on the blackened death metal plateau.
Touted as a "demonic mutation of Krisiun and Behemoth with shades of Immolation", Azarath stand up to their wicked name. The band's death metal is crisp, black, and while it possesses the charm of their American counterparts, it remains open-minded and organic. This should not come as a surprise, considering Azarath's impressive line-up and cemented position as one the the best Polish acts of the genre.
Inferno is accompanied by Bart (Armagedon, Damnation) on guitars, Necrosodom (Anima Damnata, Deus Mortem, ex-Infernal War) on vocals and guitars, as well as Peter (ex-Lost Soul) on bass.
Meaning "at the point of death" or "under extreme circumstances" in Latin, "In Extremis" is yet another apex reached by the band. The effort arrives six long years after its predecessor, "Blasphemers' Maledictions" (2011), and places Azarath back at the fore of the genre, with strong ties to the group's early cult albums. Black as a night and dense as tar, "In Extremis" offers a whirlwind of chaotic currents ready to overwhelm.
The eerie painting that adorns the album's cover was made by Marta Prominska (Hypnagogic Painting).
Recorded in various locations between March and November 2016, the album was mixed and mastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio. Graphic design and layout were done by Mentalporn (Behemoth, Origin, Decapitated) with calligraphy provided by Ihasan Art and additional work by Holy Poison Design.
Following the album's release, Azarath will play at Inferno Festival (Norway) and Party.San Open Air Festival (Germany). The record release show will take place in Warsaw (Poland).
1. The Triumph of Ascending Majesty
2. Let My Blood Become His Flesh
3. Annihilation (Smite All the Illusions)
4. The Slain God
5. At the Gates of Understanding
6. Parasu Blade
7. Sign of Apophis
8. Into the Nameless Night
9. Venomous Tears (Mourn of the Unholy Mother)