You're going to want to hold on to your seats for this one my friends as I am about to unleash sonic onslaught upon you. While you'd usually click on one of my premieres and expect something chromatic and scintillating, I like to venture further afield from the usual melodic genres I listen to and into darker, more corrosive ground. Djinn-Ghül are definitely deeply enmeshed in that swamp, paddling a sort of twisted, cacophonous brand of industrial death-grind. That's right; the riffs are fast, the drums are machine-gun bent, and the vocals plumb the depths of human disgust. But the atmosphere on heir newest release, Opulence, is of static noise and metal breaking under strain, of modern cities of glass collapsing into mires. In short, it fucking slaps. Scroll down below for your own putrid taste of the full thing!
In just a little under twenty-nine minutes, the heinous duo of Grant Nachbur (Nephrectomy) and Junior Patiño (Voraraephilia) have unleashed a truck-load of riffs and gutturals upon us. What I like the most is that Opulence is absent that blocky, monotonous sound of other releases that earn the "industrial" moniker, instead preferring to draw deeply on the inherent dynamics and groove of death metal and grindcore for its pace. The best example for this is "Xobek", the viciously electronic second track, where crushing riffs and digital synths and effects meld to create a filth-drenched, neon-soaked blade.
Throw in guest spots from Jordan James of Disentomb, Phlegeton of Wormed, and more, and you have everything you need for a thorougly destructive release. Opulence releases this Friday, July 14th, via the cataclysmic Vicious Instinct Records and you can head on right over here to pre-order it.