BOG BODY – Cryonic Crevasse Cult
New York’s Bog Body are a extreme metal band that’s been active in the scene since 2016 and have presented us their debut full-length recording of Cryonic Crevasse Cult which is released through Canadian based label Profound Lore Records. Bog Body’s style and approach into creating such enduring, mythological and sacrificing style of both death and sludge metal with little traces of doom in the mix is a nice balance into incorporating these arrangements and immersive signature style melodies provide the listener into a world full of heaviness, lurking and gloom soundscapes that is awaiting upon discovery.
The compositional work alongside the craftsmanship, tonality, production and ambition these members provide have such a uniqueness flavor that the songs do have this ambient, experimental sort of sound which these tracks are filled with such anguish and distinctive patterns making this album truly a fascinating discovery front to back. For only 8 tracks and clocking in around thirty three minutes in length, you’ll soon witness the true essence and progressive nature these New Yorkers have created making this particular album a engaging, admirable and creative musical experience that fans of death and sludge shouldn’t pass this up.
From the opening moments of The Temple Of The Inevitable Flame, The Graveyard Of Dead Cratons and Paralytic Pit Of Swallowed Graves to the slow, methodical and mid-paced songs of Ice Stained Kurgan and Mystery Of The Yaghan Bones, every song represents different entities and characteristics to provide all different variations and categories of extreme music making the vocals, guitars, bass, drums and mixing department a much more authentic, doom inspired tracks in which to me I get strong influences from Coffins, Cyanide and The Fog from the despairing vocal deliveries well as the darkened ambient tones that give a Beherit influence making the music presented and atmospheric when its done appropriately. Cryonic Crevasse Cult takes the listener into a subterranean marshland that takes no prisoners on board and if you want your music to offer destruction and exploration, Bog Body is the band for you.
Overall Score: 8.5/10
Review by Jake Butler