AUROCH - Mute Books LP
Vancouver, BC-based Auroch have gained recognition as one of Canada’s most active death metal bands since the release of Taman Shud in 2014. Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Sebastian Montesi (bassist/vocalist of Mitochondrion), vocalist/bassist Shawn Haché (vocalist/guitarist of Mitochondrion) and drummer Zack Chandler, Auroch have been on the live circuit consistently through various shows, tours and festivals in the US, Canada, and Europe, including Maryland Deathfest. Their debut From Forgotten Worlds was re-issued on 20 Buck Spin, and most recently, their split/collaboration 7-inch with their co-conspirator sister band Mitochondrion came out via Dark Descent. Now the enveloping shadow of chaos looms with the band’s new album, their darkest, most brutal, complex, musically virulent release to date. Mute Books carries on the innovative Canadian death metal tradition laid down by the likes of Gorguts, Cryptopsy, Kataklysm, and more recently Mitochondrion and Chthe’ilist. With this latest album, the band’s songwriting reaches a new plateau in technicality and over-the-top dynamics, along with the innovative production and sound of producer/engineer Arthur Rizk (Prurient, Pissgrave, Inquisition, Black Twilight Circle, Power Trip). Auroch have cast their most ferocious undertaking yet—one of the most violent, whirlwind-like bizarre monuments of alchemic death metal this year.