November 25, 2018

Musmahhu - Reign of the Odious - Debut Album Press Release + Album Stream.

Press release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

Iron Bonehead Productions has set January 18th, 2019 as the international release date for Musmahhu's highly anticipated debut album, Reign of the Odious, on CD and vinyl LP formats.

Musmahhu burst out of the eldritch womb in early 2018 with its debut 7" for Iron Bonehead, 'Formulas of Rotten Death.'
Aptly fucking titled, the EP delivered exactly that - and was a shocking surprise, arriving so fully formed from that womb given that it was the band's debut recording. However, Musmahhu aren't strictly newcomers per se, as the band revolves around super-prolific black metal scene veteran Swartadauþuz, founder of Ancient Records and the mastermind behind Bekëth Nexëhmü, Azelisassath, Urkaos, Trolldom, Mystik, and many others.

While he's primarily known for bewitching black metal, Swartadauþuz similarly knows how to create swarming, swirling, utterly hideous death metal, and that's what Musmahhu has mastered already with their debut album, 'Reign of the Odious.' Taking exactly the same rudiments as its 7" predecessor, 'Reign of the Odious' simply presents that roiling malodorousness in a full-length form. Musmahhu play ancient, eternal Metal of Death, willing into being a tornado of swirling, sweltering disease and primordial horror, all captured in richly cavernous tones. 
The same sense of delirium and dementia that marks Swartadauþuz's other projects manifests itself in Musmahhu, and the seven-song/43-minute 'Reign of the Odious' indeed rings with a supremacy - of intent, of action, of reality, of DEATH. Not to mention that the album is anchored by a production that's robust and boundlessly muscular, emitting a professionalism that handily challenges similarly styled hordes on bigger, more pussified labels.

Orthodox death metal is so dead, it's undead, and Musmahhu reanimates its corpse with 'Reign of the Odious.' Rise with the undead with the entire album below via Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud.

01 - Apocalyptic Brigade of Forbidden
02 - Musmahhu, Rise
03 - Slaughter of the Seraphim
04 - Burning Winds of Purgatory (Mellanspell)
05 - Reign of the Odious
06 - Spectral Congregation of Anguish
07 - Thirsting for Life's Terminus.

'Reign of the Odious' by Musmahhu will be available on CD, LP + Digital Formats via Iron Bonehead Productions from the 18th of January.

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