The cryptic EXTERMINATION TEMPLE is another project from the same artist who crafts the blackened hardcore madness of Broken Cross, and while the outfit’s self-titled 2014 cassette demo was an equal mix of black and death metal, the impending Lifeless Forms 7″ is undoubtedly overall more death metal. Self-produced and recorded by the artist, the creepy and twisted sound carries direct influences from old-school Swedish death metal, with elements of hardcore and experimental/atmospheric influences. Lyrically contemplating such subjects as death, mental illness, and morbidity, the appropriately malevolent cover artwork was created by Dwid Hellion (Integrity, Vermapyre).
Having seen digital release via Bandcamp in March, following several manufacturing delays the vinyl version of Lifeless Forms is now available, the EP pressed on red wax and released through Apocalyptic Visions, the DIY label operated by the EXTERMINATION TEMPLE architect.
New EXTERMINATION TEMPLE material is being devised by its obscure creator, with additional recordings to be released in the not so distant future. Stand by for more updates in the coming months.