The band was formed in Australia, somewhere in 2014, by Sam Ford and Drew James Griffiths from Ur Draugr. With this project, they delve into the most intense versions of doom metal they could find, resulting in slow songs, loaded with noisy, grinding guitars, efficient drums and an array of eerie screams. Perhaps the best way to compare it, is Evoken meets Nortt, or something like that.
There's certainly a funeral doom aspect in songs like 'Innsmouth Ritual' and 'Esoteric Order', or pretty much every song on this quite impressive album. The torpidity of these songs is intense and crushing, like a methodical torture technique. There's also little variation to be found. Usually that is not a good characteristic for an album, but here it simply adds to the punishing sound of the whole thing.
Perhaps 'Deficient' is my personal favorite here. It has something industrial, something repetitive and hypnotic. But like I already mentioned, the songs change rather little from each other, making this a mesmerizing experience which certainly isn't suited for everyone. Obviously, I'd like to recommend this thing to all fans of extreme doom and I know there's quite a lot of you. So check it out, but beware, this one can be dangerous...