Faceless Burial - Speciation LP (Black vinyl)


ME SACO UN OJO RECORDS and DARK DESCENT RECORDS are proud to present the highly anticipated second album from FACELESS BURIAL, "Speciation" on vinyl/CD/cassette and digital.

For the past five years, Australia’s FACELESS BURIAL have been flying the flag of classicist ‘90s death metal, first across a demo in 2015 and then the subsequent (and acclaimed) "Grotesque Miscreation" debut album in 2017 and follow-up "Multiversal Abattoir" MLP a year later. Those latter two recordings, in particular, portrayed the potency of this power-trio, displaying an unremittingly dark and dexterous sound which draws in a variety of death metal traditions. Going from strength to strength, FACELESS BURIAL play their strongest hand yet with the full-length "Speciation". Altogether sharper and more finessed than all previous, "Speciation" spreads unimaginable DEATH METAL MIGHT with malignant ease.

FACELESS BURIAL exude a charisma that’s totally their own, which largely comes down to the songwriting itself. Where the preceding records maintained a murky yet malodorous aspect, that was predominantly in the sound itself; here on "Speciation", it's been parlayed into the tense and treacherous textures they explore. Otherwise, no great changes have been made, nor should there be: forever twisting and never stagnating, each of these six songs reveals new corridors through which to spelunk, and efficiently so across the album's deceptively epic 36-minute runtime.

Thankfully, once again, FACELESS BURIAL evade the riff-salad tendencies of so much tech-oriented death metal; their sound isn't so much a restless blast through scattershot ideas as it is an endlessly malforming entity making rude shapes, and now one colored by narrative lead work. Which is to say nothing of ​the album's powerful production, which is rendered in authentically analogue tones and further underlines the band's reverent devotion to death metal classicism. Adorned with form-meeting-content cover artwork, "Speciation" is bound to be the year's most forward-thinking/backwards-looking death metal album.


  • 1) Worship
  • 2) Limbic Infirmary
  • 3) Irreparably Corpsed
  • 4) Speciation
  • 5) Spuming Catarrhal Gruel
  • 6) Ravished to the Unknown

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