The unholy union of CORPSESSED and Dark Descent Records, which began with 2011’s highly acclaimed The Dagger & the Chalice EP, endures to this day. Both entities have since gone to transform the shape of the death underground as we know it, carving out a unique niche reserved only for true old-school zealots. With a steady line-up of seven years in place and a strong foothold on the top of the death metal hierarchy, CORPSESSED delivers an arrogantly superior milestone of atmospheric old-school death metal enveloped in existential dread.
“One circle closes only for another to begin anew. This is the logical conclusion to ‘Impetus of Death’ where the limits of human existence give us a push to even do things in life (art being the pinnacle) – ‘Succumb to Rot’ is the inevitable end where all things must eventually die and give in to the relentless forces of entropy, and disintegrate into nothingness,” reflects guitarist M.M.
The mentally distressing artwork by Vladimir ‘Smerdulak’ Chebakov also continues a tradition of exceptional CORPSESSED album covers. Succumb to Rot was produced, recorded, and mixed by M.M. At Furnace 5034 from October 2020 to January 2021. The album was mastered by D. Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio. Analog synths on Succumb to Rot were performed by L.Lindqvist.