Oct 272020
 

Southern Indiana seems a long ways away from Europe, but Symphony of Heaven bring the death metal on The Ascension of Extinction (ep) that would fit right in with the likes of Antestor, Slechtvalk, and Behemoth.

From the opening fast riffs and driving rhythm of “You Shall Be As Gods”, the song literally grabbed me by the shoulders and shook me awake.  I was instantly reminded of the last Slechtvalk album I reviewed Where Wandering Shadows and Mists Collide back in 2016.  The main verses have that dark, heavy element that drives the song along with the deep shouted vocals keeping pace and the rhythm section adding an almost groove feel.  I like how the song has a bit of a more peaceful interlude before picking back up and shifting to a double bass driven pummeling to the end.  Production for the genre is great, guitars and drums easily distinguishable and the vocals clear…at least for the genre.

The title track, “The Ascension of Extinction”, is a bit more straightforward death metal at least in the beginning with the fast guitar riff and drums but then slows a bit with some female spoken words and some black metal sounding near shriek-like vocals breaking up the song and providing a nice contrast to the shouted, deeper death metal growls that fill the rest of the song.  Throughout, the guitars are heavy and the drums nicely punctuate the overall sound.

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Aug 142020
 

Extreme metal band Symphony Of Heaven have teamed up with The Metal Resource to bring you the exclusive premiere of the new video for ‘Deathmarch’. The track appears on the new E.p. “The Ascension Of Extinction”. The video can be watched below.

Frontman Logan (Pathos) comments: “The video for ‘DeathMarch’ really embodies what we want to communicate within Symphony Of Heaven. Intensity, uncomfortable truth, and final the victory of God.”

“Working with Rottweiler Records has been just what we needed. The label always pushes us to the next highest level of muscianship and artistic expression.”

“”The Ascension Of Extinction” truly has a message to speak to our modern world. The condemnation of humanism and secular philosophy, expressed through this extreme art.”

Symphony Of Heaven continues to grow their reach and spread their message of Suffering to the extreme metal community.”

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Jun 202020
 

Extreme metal band Symphony Of Heaven have released ‘You Shall Be As gods’ Live @ Rusted Recordings. The video can be watched below.

Symphony Of Heaven‘s new release “The Ascension Of Extinction” will be released soon via Rottweiler Records.

Symphony Of Heaven continues to grow their reach and spread their message of Suffering to the extreme metal community.”

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Jan 172020
 

Extreme metal band Symphony Of Heaven have teamed up with The Metal Resource to bring you the exclusive premiere of the new lyric video for ‘You Shall Be As Gods’  The video can be watched below.

Logan Thompson (Pathos) states: “We are extremely pleased to be under the wing of the legendary Rottweiler Records, who has consistently released top notch quality extreme metal. There’s no other place we’d rather be.”

Symphony Of Heaven continues to grow their reach and spread their message of Suffering to the extreme metal community.”

“The video for ‘You Shall Be As Gods’ conveys the story of the song perfectly. Concentrating on the many layers within the visual artwork, it reveals the complexity of the broken condition of Man in his quest for self-divinity.”

The track is available for free download here

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Apr 012019
 

Body of Christ

What happens when three bands come together and contribute songs to make a split album? Well for starters it isn’t just three artist, but a plethora of folks involved in the final output of this album. Every song has extensive set credits rolled out. Bismoth, features Rebekah and Jethro de Beer, which is a South African Black Metal band, TIMORATUS features the husband and wife, David & Courtney Napier, a Black/Death/Grindcore from Kentucky, US and Symphony of Heaven an Unblack/Death Metal band, the brainchild of Logan Thompson from Indiana, US . Three different geographies, but all united for the love of Christ. The album was released on the 19th of March 2019 and is currently available on Bandcamp.

Timoratus 

I start off with “Brothers, you are not alone” by Timoratus, which sets out at a tremendous pace with maddening blast beats and chunky riffs and guttural screams that holds the song together. The lyric sheet helps to decipher the meaning which stays layered within the screams. A bunch of people came forward on the vocal duties for this song, David Napier, Mason Beard, Thomas Eversoul, Jake Martin, Quincy Kane Morris, Max Kevin Ølstøren, Mark-David Palmer, Zack Plunkett, Luke Renno, Mitch Underhill and Peter Watson. Now isn’t that something!  “The Root of Unity” by Timoratus, sets out an chill soundscape as it starts and takes no time delve into the death/grind core with lightning speed beats, high tonal guitars and with the organ barraging only to get us some clean vocals and adding a bit of flavour to this heavy song.  We again have a bunch of folks on the vocal duties with the likes of Anna Martin, Courtney Napier, Johanna Fincher and Stephanie Baker. Continue reading »