Thursday, July 21, 2011

Acephalix: Interminable Night (2011)


Monkey Defies Gravity turned me on to Acephalix and their newest release, Interminable Night.

Interminable NightThis really doesn't look like the kind of album I'd review. This is apparently a compilation of some of their prior material, but despite a slight shift in production and musical style midway through the album, it hangs together very well. The musical shift is from metallic crust punk to crusty death metal, and I really like it. My knowledge of crust punk can be summed up pretty succinctly: I can name-drop Amebix, and I have a vague idea of what crust sounds like. But after hearing this, I'm going to seek out more.

For the first half of the record, it's evil-sounding, ultra-raw, Venomous crust/metal with strategically-used feedback. In the second half, they slow it down and get heavier, switching to more death metal style riffs but retaining the punky drumming. The vocals are indecipherable nightmares.

The Verdict: Interminable Night is a putrid parfait made with delicious layers of vitriol, filth, and bile. It's absolutely worth your time. I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.


  1. Teufel ( ) says this is heavily inspired by Swedish death metal. You say it's crust. Who's correct?

  2. Both. I never said it was all-out crust, and I try to qualify that by saying I don't know much about crust. I don't think the Swedeath influence is as strong as Teufel makes it out to be. It's definitely there, and it's strong. But I think the crust is pretty obvious, too, especially in the drumming and the use of feedback.