Honestly when it comes to music I tend to be biased with the country of origin of bands, so, naturally when I saw the band was from India I was surprised but at the same time it didn't matter to me like it usually tends to do because this release is AMAZING, definitely not as rough as infest cesspool but in my opinion this sound is waay better and enjoyable for fans of war metal!
Favorite track: Moral Attrition.
I appreciate the addition of some groove, but unfortunately I think this release is quite a bit more pedestrian compared to Infest Cesspool. Certainly worth a listen, and it isn't really lacking in any areas, but if you're into war then this probably won't wow you.
Favorite track: Vomit The Phosphorus.
Our razor whips now break
Their slaving spines
They are fodder
For the war machine
What fate begotten
Hear their screams
Cacophonous belching of war
Pulsing genocidal intent laid down
Shivering masses are burnt alive
Nothing will remain
Only the echoes of infernal torment
Weakness is an act of war
Lay down to the war machine
Feed it with your dying screams
The first sacrifice was humanity
The second were the codes
Barbed wire wrapped
Around impotent words
Radiation devours all remaining banners
A state of attrition
As you die and you writhe
All morals severed
From the flesh underneath
Marching through cracked memories
Endless my desolation
All visions bleak
I enter fallen cities
Life now exiled
From this black earth
No sign of warm blood
I have lost purpose
Wander this endless loop
Programmed not to end
I die every dawn
PATHS OF ASH!
Of smokeless flame
The wings of death rise
In burning vengeance
The broken backs of mankind
Will be flayed with fire
The soot and blood
Of their fiery termination
Will choke the skies
Coiling fire will crush their existence
And only when they burn will
My blood run dry
DUNKELHEIT PRODUKTIONEN is proud to present the highly anticipated second EP from Indian warfare noise terrorists KAPALA, Termination Apex, on CD, 12" vinyl, and cassette tape formats.
Formed in the depths of Kolkata, KAPALA have had one - and only one - objective since its formation: to play the most intense and bestial musick and annihilate the cesspool. Inspired by such legends such as Goatpenis, Revenge, Black Witchery, Blasphemy, Conqueror, and many other violent entities, KAPALA seek to wage total sonic warfare with a strong obsession for the concept of "Survival of the Fittest." And indeed, they accomplished that in a swift 'n' decisive 20 minutes comprising their first public recording, Infest Cesspool, which was released in 2017 by DUNKELHEIT to worldwide shock & awe.
Now, with the aptly titled Termination Apex, KAPALA eclipse that feat with an even-more-savage and challenging onslaught that spans a densely uncompromising 26 minutes. Like its equally swift predecessor, Termination Apex displays the power-trio of KAPALA more as a three-man war machine: indeed, their aim is to crush, kill, and destroy all in their path with overwhelming violence and totally OTT intensity. Their arsenal of shredded decibels is even more bountiful here, as each riff and drum hit becomes its own weapon, stockpiled with nuclear power before unleashing wave after wave after unmitigatedly annihilating wave.
If anything, the most striking difference between Infest Cesspool and Termination Apex is that KAPALA here take a decisive detour from their influences and blast deeply into (and below) the most fetid depths of old-school grindcore, noisecore, and even gabber-leaning goregrind. Each instrument is seemingly mangled beyond recognition, stripped of humanity and anything resembling "normality" - stripped so far beyond the barest essentials, rawness pushed well past the red - that a perversely avant-garde element arises. However, linger under no assumption that such is softening KAPALA's characteristically savage identity: this is still its own blown-out, charred-beyond-redemption landscape, unforgiving and unrelenting and unforgettably so, arguably more than ever.
If KAPALA left nothing but scorched earth and eviscerated eardrums after the Infest Cesspool was wiped clean, then surely their Termination Apex scatters the ashes across the anticosmos - and far beyond!
released June 25, 2019
"Termination Apex" was recorded at Kolkata Inner Order Hidden Bunker // Mixed and Mastered by Martial Opium. Photography by S.D.G. // Cover Artwork and Layout by Qayin Mandala Graphex // Executive Production by Dunkelheit Produktionen, 2019.
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Revenge, the true superion of our time! Mixing total brutality with heavier than hell parts! It's the type of chaos that's planned out well; to satisfy the appetite of the most extreme black/death/war metal listener! Oliveration Front
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Utter savagery spewed forth with deadly precision.
This release stands out from earlier work (and others in the genre) in that it sounds much more full and punishing. The tone is refined without sacrificing raw energy.
If you enjoy passing idle time by envisioning yourself as a violent malformed entity ripping through undulating masses of burning flesh and bone - it doesn't get much better than this. Swigen