On their debut album, Cerebral Purgatory, we can assure you that Brisbane, Australia sludge/death/grind quintet Resin Tomb aren’t fooling around. This is a 29-minute ear-battering of truly atonal and dissonant proportions. Relentless? Yep! Savage? Uh-huh. Unkind and spiteful? That too. The band—Matt Budge (vocals), Perry Vedelago (drums), Brendan Auld (guitar), Matt Gordon (guitar), Mitch Long (bass)—basically unleash a firestorm of ugliness with few opportunities for listeners to gasp for air. It’s viscerally nasty.
Cerebral Purgatory was recorded mixed by guitarist Auld at Black Blood Audio, Brisbane, Australia. The drums were engineered at Qsound, Studio A. The expert mastering was handled half a world away by Arthur Rizk, who is certainly responsible for the sonic sharp edges. The album is set for release January 19 on cassette, CD and digitally via Transcending Obscurity. Place your preorder from Bandcamp here, from their U.S. store here and from their EU store here.
This is what the band had to say about its debut full-length:
“We aimed to create an album that brings about a sense of intense intrigue drowned in dissonance. Merging black metal, death metal and Scandinavian hardcore, we have crafted a sound and feeling that is unique to Resin Tomb. Focused on a balance of tension and release, the sonic journey avoids exhaustion yet lingers long enough to immerse the listener in the genuine dread it demands.
Lyrically, we draw inspiration from raw, real-life horror-stories of lives abruptly extinguished in unforgiving ways. Avoiding fiction, and mirroring the harsh realities of the world we all live in, this album is a stark reflection, capturing the raw and unfiltered aspects of existence.”