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OUR PLACE OF WORSHIP IS SILENCE


OUR PLACE OF WORSHIP IS SILENCE 

“With Inexorable Suffering”

By Dr. Abner Mality

This is an absolutely ferocious beatdown. Our Place of Worship Is Silence (hereafter called OPOWIS for obvious reasons) is just two men. I don’t know if any two men in history have created the merciless racket that these guys have. This is brutality personified.

Do not expect an old school death metal attack with all the usual clichés. OPOWIS does not deal in pentagrams, spikes or songs about booze. It is a reflection of the soulless stupidity of a race hurtling headlong to the grave. It’s ultra down tuned and chunky death metal with a monstrous tone, influenced equally by ultra-brutal hardcore such as Weekend Nachos and Xibalba and screaming dissonant noise. However, it is also not that dissonant DM that Ulcerate specializes in. OPOWIS is very riff based and there are hooks to grab onto, even if they are drowning in a sea of agony. There is also a straight death metal feeling here, but stripped of all pretense.

These songs rain heavy blows on your head until you’re ready to surrender. That’s the one drawback here…it is just so relentless that you are ready to give up before last song “Lawlessness Shall Abound” comes roaring in. But if you are looking for a sonic beatdown, I doubt very much if 2018 is going to provide anything heavier than this. A dark, demonic beast of a band.