Djinn-Ghül – Mechalith

Posted: 15 December 2021 in Recommended Streams and Videos
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Vicious Instinct Record – 9th December 2021

Christopher Nosnibor

Holy fuck. Death metal is by nature harsh, brutal, and intense, but every once in a while you’ll find a release that really hits hard, that crabs you by the balls and vomits in your face while headbutting you several times just to make sure you’ve got the message. Afterwards, you’re dazed and staggering around in so much pain you don’t even know what the message was, but you never forget the encounter. That, people, is Mechalith, the new four-tracker from Djinn-Ghül, delivers. Harsh and heavy, relentless and brutal, it’s four tracks last barely thirteen minutes, and hammer and thrash relentlessly all the way.

The accompanying notes say that the duo – and they don’t sound like a duo – was formed by Grant Nachbur (Nephrectomy, ex-Ritual Aesthetic) and Junior Patiño (Rotten Vomit, Voraraephilia) in 2017, when both wanted to manufacture an oddity death-metal project with the purpose of conceiving an extreme and unconventional sound, while dissolving all expectations of the sub-genre.

Here, they dissolve everything – muscle, bone, brain tissue – with sheer sonic force.

They go on to add that ‘Detailing unspeakable corruption and industrial nightmares that bare resemblance to our own current existences, DJINN-GHÜL invites listeners to relinquish their current understanding of not only extreme music, but also reality.’

There is, sadly, little escaping reality, but music that transports you out of the comfort of your living room fulfils and essential purpose. This release drags you into the bowels of the earth, where a bloody abattoir awaits – and I’ll take that over reality right now.

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