Of Feather and Bone Bestial Hymns of Perversion
Published Mar 20, 2018Having been a well-kept secret in the metal underground for years, Of Feather and Bone will doubtless make their presence known in horrid fashion with Bestial Hymns of Perversion. A slobbering opus of tangible savagery and loathing, OFAB lather the calculated attack of death metal in a muddy haze, which merges with Alvino Salcedo and Dave Grant's dual vocal assault to create a veritable sonic bile.
"Repulsive Obscurity" kicks off in tribal glory, seizing you by the neck and launching you helplessly into "Resounding From the Depths," which breaks into a bone-crushing groove section halfway in. "Mockery of the Ascension" stands out for its sheer abrupt violence, like an unhinged, rabid beast, and showcases the scathing capabilities Preston Weippert's drumming. "Hymn of Perversion" is an ever-shifting mass of muddy death, exchanging steady groove for scraping death fury several times over throughout its runtime, emulating the album as a whole, in that it wastes no time or space.
Bestial Hymns… is as tight as it is dangerous. One would be hard pressed to find a spot of weakness in time before OFAB gutted you and desecrated the corpse. Like sadistic architects, OFAB craft a foundation of blast beats and chugging guitars that binds the whole album, while retaining an aura of danger through sudden turns taken in songwriting that keeps Bestial Hymns… from ever becoming stale and just another Bolt Thrower or Incantation clone. (Profound Lore)