Threshold Between Worlds

by Shallow Grave

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Shallow Grave re-emerge from the southern depths channelling distorted transmissions from beyond the transcendent void on their highly anticipated new album, "Threshold Between Worlds". The self-titled debut released by Astral Projection from New Zealand’s harbingers of decay and degeneration was hailed as “massively heavy and musically punishing” (Metal Rules) and “uncompromising, unrelenting… and a masterclass of extreme metal” (The Sludgelord).

"Threshold Between Worlds" ups that ante, seeing Shallow Grave reimagining the sacred and bringing even more unsettling sonic carnage and remorseless intensity to their art.

"Threshold Between Worlds" is obscenely dark, inhumanly heavy, and emotionally devastating. Thematically, it circles around one of the oldest and most potent forms of human servitude: blood sacrifice. Shallow Grave alchemize corrupted doom, impoverished psychedelia and unscripted experimentation on the album. And you can glimpse influences such as Amebix, early Wounded Kings, Earth, My Bloody Valentine and early Swans as Shallow Grave combine monumental heaviness with chasmic minimalism..

The raw materials of “Threshold Between Worlds” were recorded live at Auckland’s The Lab studios, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Threshold Between Worlds’ four labyrinthine performances tap into ancient entropic resonances on dark and forbidding soundscapes. States of dissolution are summoned via ominous audio manipulations, and Shallow Grave’s singular methodology is showcased as crushing and bone-chilling doom fuses with subtle improvisations, Musique concrète, mangled tape loops, subliminal samples, and a Hauntological ambience.

Sludgelord Records (SLR010) 2018


released October 31, 2018

Recorded by: Jol Mulholland at The Lab studios, Auckland, NZ
Mixed by: Mike Rothwell
Mastered by: Brad Boatright (Audioseige)

Shallow Grave is:
James Bakker | Drums
Tim Leth | Guitar, Vocals
Mike Rothwell | Guitar
Brent Bidlake | Bass


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