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Indiana’s hard hitters Desekryptor have been bringing viciousness to the death metal scene since their inception in 2016. Their early demos, the “Curse of the Execrated” EP and the debut full-length “Vortex Oblivion” cemented a sound steeped in death metal, doom, black and everything malicious in between. Today, the band announces the very first vinyl and CD pressings of the aforementioned “Curse of the Execrated” EP on Nuclear Winter Records, set to release on June 10th 2024.

1. Sadistic Incineration
2. Anthropophagic Corpse
3. Enraptured in Chants
4. Curse of the Execrated

For nearly a decade now, Indiana’s Desekryptor have been patiently perfecting their craft. In 2017 arrived two demos – Demo 2016 and “Chasm of Rot” – which were then collected together under the title of the latter and released by Blood Harvest Records on cassette later that year. A year later came a split with comrades Draghkar and the momentum seemed to be in Desekryptor’s favor: good ‘n’ gutted death metal, with a bit of a blackened singe. Five years of silence followed until the “Curse of the Execrated” EP, which proved that the quartet had only become more poised and powerful during that hiatus.

In 2023, Desekryptor revealed the full fathom of that poise & power with their debut album, “Vortex Oblivion”. Aptly titled, “Vortex Oblivion” is a churning ‘n’ spurning vacuum of charred riffing, mangled rhythms, and dread atmosphere. As they’ve proven in the past but more so display here, Desekryptor keenly navigate that spectral divide between classic / “old school” death metal and the genre’s tendrilous developments in recent years. From heads-down tank propulsion and doomed-out stomp on to atonal and/or angular twists and mesmerizing blackened slipstreaming, no tool of death metal’s ancient and modern schools is left untouched. But, above all, it’s the manner in which Desekryptor wield those tools that puts “Vortex Oblivion” over, the band’s songwriting acumen pulling it all together to create a seamless experience and still leaving plenty of atmosphere to spare as you’re summarily crushed – and then minced. This is what classic death metal debuts are made of!

For fans of: Incantation, Immolation, Funebrarum, Triumvir Foul

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