12" The Ashen Abhorrence #112773
Release Date: July 8, 2022
Gatefold 12" LP
Pressed on black / blue galaxy effect heavy vinyl. Comes with a 12-page 12"x12" booklet and a download card. Colors on final record may vary to a degree from the mockup.
Drinking deep from the well of '90s second wave Black Metal, the masterful first utterance from Finnish newcomers PESTILENT HEX is a flawlessly reverent blend of symphonic nostalgia, modern power and ravishing grimness.
Debut album "The Ashen Abhorrence" builds a hypnotic netherworld from the shadowed groundwork of acts such as OBTAINED ENSLAVEMENT, KVIST, ABIGOR, early EMPEROR and ARCTURUS, balancing enthralling complexity and songwriting acumen through evocative vocals, elegant synth layering, shrewd drumming and intensely melodic earworm guitar-work.
The creation of 2 musicians better-known for esteemed Death and Doom Metal – multi-instrumentalist L.L. (DESOLATE SHRINE, CONVOCATION, ORDINANCE) and vocalist/lyricist M.M. (CORPSESSED, TYRANNY, PROFETUS) - "The Ashen Abhorrence" is an immersive, addictive slice of timeless Black Metal delivered with the confident swagger of those who worship eternal darkness.