Label: Broken Limbs Recordings
With new album With Inexorable Suffering being released this Friday, now is as good a time as any to remind ourselves of just how great the debut album from Our Place of Worship is Silence still is. The Embodiment of Hate is a 27 minute ride through hellscapes similar to those conjured by Incantation or Rites of Thy Regrinogalde, but with a much more vicious, visceral feel. This is not music that wants you to be happy; this is a record that will test you, and most likely, find you lacking.
All of which might lead the uninitiated to expect something that comes across as almost Neanderthal in approach, weighed down by the knuckle-dragging tendencies that can be found in corners of extreme metal. Yet that’s not the case; The Embodiment of Hate is an intelligent record, that rises above the expectations and tropes of death metal as often as it embraces them. It’s the kind of record that makes so much else out there sound timid and safe, and showcases a band blazing a fearlessly individual path. Safe to say, expectations for the new album are high; but even if they’re not met, The Embodiment of Hate should still stand as a modern underground classic.
The Embodiment Of Hate can be ordered on digital via Bandcamp.