Temple of Void – “Summoning the Slayer” LP
The fourth album by the Michigan-based doom-death quintet. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Sumerlands, Candy, etc.) “…pairs long-time influences and a bevy of non-metal vectors into hulking columns of heavy and desolation.” An album that succeeds in delivering generous doses of gutteral heaviness and other-wordly horror vibes, while keeping it accessible – as in, this no endurance test to gauge how much aural punishment you can suffer. Listening to this, I kind of find myself thinking of both Assuck and Cult Of Luna, weirdly enough. The themes depicted on the amazing sleeve art tells you everything you need to know about this beast of an LP.