Following a seemingly silent stretch over the past few months, VASTUM is preparing to discharge their atrocious sophomore LP this Autumn.
Once again the plodding, pulverization of this deviant San Franciscan VASTUM horde — a pack of deviants hailing from such acts as Acephalix, Necrot, Hammers of Misfortune and other Bay Area underworld collectives — will ooze forth via their 20 Buck Spin comrades, who exposed the band’s penetrating mid-paced exploration of filthifying death tones and riffage, as well as the darker and lustful side of human nature, through their thundering 2011-released debut LP, Carnal Law. The newly-aborted follow-up, seeping in filth and fist-clenched lunacy, bears the title Patricidal Lust.
VASTUM‘s Patricidal Lust has been ripped from the muse’s womb through turmoil and strife, reflected not only in the morbid hyper-realism of the album’s content but in the making of the record itself which presented scenarios of devastating real life tragedy, numerous delays, departed members and a sense of frustration by all involved. It’s an album born in pain. Nonetheless, the band’s second full-length album is noticeably heavier, darker, more abusive and altogether more mentally calamitous than its predecessor Carnal Law.
Recorded with both Jeff Davis (R.I.P.) and later with Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios, Patricidal Lust has an atmosphere of eerie foreboding enshrouding the doomed death metal husk at its center; the cryptic dual vocal dynamic of Daniel Butler and Leila Abdul-Rauf acting as unreliable narrator on this journey through the body. The ghosts of Steer and Schuldiner echo in twisted half-remembered inference while the calculated, blunt rhythm section invoke abhorrent basement torture dungeon; captivity the only reality, death the only hope. Lyrically Patricidal Lust delves inwardly ever deeper into subject matter first seen on Carnal Law; the anguish and confusion associated with sexual abuse and incest and the blurry area where eroticism and madness vaporize into an unrecognizable fog of horror, the hellbound heart exposed.
Certain to leave a lasting impression, Patricial Lust lies at the core of obscene abominations too real for ordinary bands to pursue. Enter VASTUM‘s theatre bizarre.
Patricial Lust will see CD and digital release November 12th, with a vinyl edition, bearing alternate artwork, to follow soon after. Stay tuned for more info on the album in addition to new live actions and more from the VASTUM deviants in the coming weeks.
Patricial Lust Track Listing:
1. Seasons In The Claustrum (The Libidinal Spring)
2. Enigma Of Disgust
3. 3 A.M. In Agony
5. Patricidal Lust
6. Repulsive Arousal