Black Metal from Colorado.
"The Carnal Sabbath is a proper manifestation of both the gorgeous and the poisonous creating a peculiar cosmic world anchored by a standard modern-day black metal sound: part Deathspell Omega and part Behemoth, The Carnal Sabbath is an incessant attack of Inferno-esque drum-work layered with sharp and unpredictable angular riffing. However, lingering beneath the surface, the album often spirals away from convention as moments of trippy psychedelia and bluesy-groove fizz through this exciting record with pomp. The Helleborus flower really is a fitting emblem of an album that juxtaposes gorgeously airy sections of melody with overwhelming black-metal abrasiveness." -AngryMetalGuy.com
"...displays a degree of hypnotic mysticism that manages to resonate deeply with the listeners. The music carries an enigmatic flavor, while not being overtly abrasive. Though there is a smooth flow to the music, none of the venomous black metal qualities are lost. Rather, the melodic and atmospheric take on the style manages to blend well with some of the more harsher qualities of the style. Some of the flairs added by Helleborus instill a psychedelic quality to the record, making this an album that is easy to lose oneself in." -MetalGallows.com
"Spellbinding, severe, and saturated with elemental puissance, The Carnal Sabbath is a bacchanalian orgy of organic black metal magnificence; and if you prefer your music dark, debauched, and dissolute, then this stalwart release should be just what you’ve been looking for." -CriterionOfMetal.com
"...there's an ambient undercurrent all based around a strong core of broad ranging lyrical inspiration, elements of Left Hand Path philosophy, aspects of the occult and Lovecraftian influences, adding a unique and diverse aspect to the sound as well as making it a hugely listenable, varied and interesting offering with a consistently high standard to both instrumentation and vocal content, the latter of which has a good clarity of delivery. It's also this degree of variety that helps to make this such a listenable release." -MetalTalk.net
"Helleborus have outdone themselves with ‘The Carnal Sabbath’ demonstrating that good Black Metal doesn’t just come from Europe but also from Colorado in the United States. From the get go this album presents a dark, consistent and solid example of how to write good Black Metal." -MidlandsMetalHeads.com
"If you ever find yourself in a dank, dark dungeon chained to a stone altar about to have your heart cut out as a sacrifice to some Cthulhu-looking demigod by a coven of robed devil worshipers, there’s a pretty good chance that the new album from Helleborus, The Carnal Sabbath, will be blasting in the background. Because if there was an album produced to be the soundtrack to a good old fashioned Satanic disemboweling ceremony, this would be that record." -SkullsNBones.com
released March 24, 2017
All music written, recorded and produced by Jerred Houseman.
Lyrics, throat, and esoteric agenda arranged by S. Wyatt Houseman. Paintings and illustrations by S. (Atterigner) of Khaos Diktator Art.
1st edition: 400 black, 100 translucent "beer", full color gatefold sleeve. Manufactured by Pirates Press.
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