In a world of digital downloads it is always refreshing seeing the vinyl kvlt kept alive by the few mad torchbearers still out there. These people that still enjoy packing properly, driving down to the post office, waiting in line and engaging in small talk with the staff while dozens of packs are weighed and prices are calculated.
DARK DESCENT RECORDS is one of those labels and over the last few months I’ve lurked their Facebook page I’ve seen countless “this just in/going to the post office tomorrow” status updates.
The label just released a split seven inch (you know the type, usually black and foul sounding, just the way we want them) with Profanal from Italy and Obscure Infinity from Germany. Brand new material from two of the better up-and-coming bands in the death metal genre. While Profanal follows the building blocks cemented by killer rotten old school Swedish and Finnish influences, Obscure Infinity roots itself firmly with blackened death influences. Each song spans over 5 minutes in length.