Book of Black Earth - Horoskopus (2LP) Cover Art

Book of Black Earth - Horoskopus (LP) (2LP)

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Origin: USA
Released: 2009
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Deluxe gatefold sleeve.

Seattle's Book of Black Earth have really delivered some crushing, molten, sludge-filled death metal here. This 5-piece is as heavy as they get, their sound filled with behemoth guitar riffs, beefy bass lines, pounding drums, and some solid Dan Swano/Edge of Sanity inspired death metal vocals.

On Horoskopus, Book of Black Earth produce an interesting sound that contains elements of Benediction-like blunt death metal, minimally produced rattling black, roaring sludge and ominous doominess. The unstoppable bluntness of the sound can be compared to Lair of the Minoraur.

Featuring members of Skarp, Iamthethorn, and Teen Cthulu, Book of Black Earth are much like label mates Withered, in that they are deeply rooted in Stockholm styled death metal, but where Withered have heavy black metal, and post rock injections, BoBE are a pure death metal act with maybe a hint of crusty sludge and pure old school heavy metal a la Lair of The Minotaur. The end result is easily one of the better examples of an American band plying old school death metal ever to grace these ears.