Killer grim American Black Metal brutality; formerly known as SLUMBER (not to be confused with the other band on a major label)... Underground Nordic-influenced technical Thrashing USBM describable as a high-calibre mix of LEVIATHAN (SF), FOG, NACHTMYSTIUM and KRIEG blend; with intense Blackened vocals exactly like Maniac's grim cries on classic old MAYHEM 'Deathcrush' album. This is the long-overdue release of SLUMBER's 2003 demo "Those Who Have Risen" with new studio tracks recorded exclusively for this debut full-length release! 10 Songs; with a total running-time of 46:31 minutes.
Hails to Christophe Szpajdel for THROUGH THE EYES OF CARRION logo!* Excerpts from a review of the original SLUMBER demo in Metal Maniacs Magazine (Vol. 20, No. 9), October 2003 issue:
For those of you into more scathing and raw offerings of Black Metal, as opposed to the more commercial orchestral releases, check out Salt Lake City's most torturous project... Over the course of these... tracks, you will surely drop into a murderous trance... 'The Embrace and Devoument' has blistering speed and the coldest, hollow vocals, letting you know you're in for a wild ride of traditional patterns, and high-powered machine gun drumming, interrupted only for segments of just as evil trance-like passages of noise-filled destruction. A consistent yet unique feeling approach to Black Metal, being straight-forward in anger and slightly infected with broken melody, not fixed on any particular band. Slumber is already on a parallel plane with most of the scene's top acts. 'Awaiting a Greater Harvest', 'Season's Blood', and 'Threefold Arcanum' should have Cradle of Filth sucking poo and getting this... it's more enjoyable than a good portion of the over-priced imports you'll get in the states." -- Dave Brenner