Debut full length from the Los Angeles based duo of Darea Plantin and John-Paul Whetzel, also known for their work in the misanthropic black-doom trio, Welter in Thy Blood.
Within their short discography, DEATHSTENCH has proven particularly adept incorporating elements of death industrial, dark ambient, doom, and black metal, and hideously transforming and molding them into a writhing mass of absolute filth and abject darkness. Built upon field recordings, scrap metal percussion, harrowing electronics, down tuned guitar & bass, and demonic vocalizations, the sound is both nihilistic and vile, rife with occult incantations, buzzing, distorted horror, and saturated walls of droning depravity that dissolve into roiling murk and hellish, blackened smear.
Their latest installment, Massed in Black Shadow, is an impious communion summoning and invoking the soundtrack for all death to come. 6 tracks, totaling just over 45 minutes, guaranteed to deliver some of the most terrifying and purely misanthropic sounds you’re likely to find anywhere. “Bastards of the Black Flame” features additional sounds and effects by Cory Rowell of Demonologists, and all tracks are mastered by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Sleep, Eyehategod, Crisis).
For fans of Steel Hook Prostheses, MZ.412, Brighter Death Now, Abruptum.
"Putrid filth spewed directly from the gaping mouth of the abysmal death-industrial/dark ambient duo called DEATHSTENCH". Invisible Guy
"potent, bestial and arcane..." Deaf Sparrow
“…you will experience a journey into the underworld, will get stuck in a damp, dark basement and smell the mildew of death. Turn off the lights in your room, do not turn a candle and enjoy a special experience”. The Kvlt
“DEATHSTENCH makes some of the heaviest, driftiest, and dirtiest, nastiest Blackened Noise this side of Gnaw Their Tongues…. pure sonic onslaught doomentia. Churning surges of bottomless industrial and marshland samples. A Powerfist of of threatening doomed bleakness sucking every breath from your body. Basically it’s hard as fuck.” Cvlt Nation.