Los Angeles-based Apparition delivers the follow-up to their 2020-released Granular Transformation 7” with their megalithic debut full-length, Feel; an album of towering, progressive, doomy death metal with hammering, colossal, crawling grooves, refined escalating riffs, and lurching, thick, and bludgeoning calculated chord progressions. But Feel goes even further beyond such a crushing abstract as it explores Apparition’s auditory design where this deep expression of pure death possesses idiosyncratic uncanny musical affectations with engaging ambience and intrigue. One that tethers into the realms of strangeness and the anomalous; an album more influenced by drummer/vocalist Andrew and guitarist Miles’ past jazz studies and unique influences outside the old school death metal paradigm.
With Apparition’s core members drummer/vocalist Andrew Morgan and guitarist/bassist Miles McIntosh joined by second guitarist Jnut for the album, Feel was produced by Taylor Young at The Pit Recording Studio (Nails, Xibalba, God’s Hate) whose bludgeoning tone has captured one of the most colossal sounding death metal productions of the year. The album is completed with cover artwork by Abomination Hammer and additional art by Rotten Realm.
In addition to having produced the LP, Taylor Young will be joining the lineup on bass for live shows coming up this year. Watch for live updates to post alongside preorders, additional audio previews of the album, and more over the weeks ahead.
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Feel releases on October 22nd.