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Listen to debut album »Benighted Desecration« by Dutch one-man death/doom metal project Cadaver Shrine, out now via Chaos Records!

Dutch one-man death/doom metal band Cadaver Shrine presents debut album »Benighted Desecration«, released on February 10th, 2023 via Chaos Records. Featuring Maurice de Jong (Gnaw Their Tongues, De Magia Veterum, Cloak Of Altering, etc.)

01. The Reverberation
02. And Death Crawls
03. Dragged Away
04. The Black Door
05. Tongues Spread
06. Benighted Desecration
07. Faceless Abomination
08. The Shattered Corpse

Courtesy of Chaos Records:

Chaos Records is proud to present Cadaver Shrine’s highly anticipated debut album, »Benighted Desecration«, on CD.

Cadaver Shrine is the work of Maurice de Jong, insanely prolific mainman of Gnaw Their Tongues, De Magia Veterum, Cloak Of Altering, Hagetisse, Golden Ashes, and countless others. Chaos has recently worked with de Jong’s doom-death band The Sombre on two albums, and now turn their attention to another deathly entity of his: Cadaver Shrine. Born out of the love for ancient metal of Ddeath as well as doom, Cadaver Shrine are indeed putrefied, reeking of the same eternal rot of classic Bolt Thrower, Autopsy, and other more underground-entrenched entities.

Having released a two-song digital demo during October 2022, Cadaver Shrine rises from the rotting soil with their debut album, »Benighted Desecration«. Hulking and unremittingly heavy, »Benighted Desecration« rolls forward with the ominous intent of a tank; riffs crush bones, and the eerie twist of melody coursing through them adds an exquisite touch of doom. But, like The Sombre’s iteration of doom-death is a twisted one, so is Cadaver Shrine’s death metal: bouts of bestial speed crop up, sometimes jarringly/unsettlingly, and many moments of deathcrush are held longer for maximum hypnotic effect. However, the all-encompassing atmosphere of the album is one of putridity, its production tar-thick and sweltering.

Maniacs for old-school death metal and doomed death as well as modern practitioners of such like Spectral Voice, Grave Upheaval, and Encoffination are hereby commanded to enter Cadaver Shrine’s »Benighted Desecration«.

Order »Benighted Desecration« at:

All music and lyrics by Maurice de Jong.
Recorded in October 2022 by Maurice de Jong in Drachten, The Netherlands.

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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