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Review: Gorephilia - In the Eye of Nothing
In the Eye of Nothing

Label: Dark Descent Records
Year released: 2020
Duration: 42:51
Tracks: 9
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: December 19, 2020
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
In the Eye of Nothing

Rated 4/5 (80%) (4 Votes)

Gorephilia are one of the most successful Finnish Death Metal bands to come from the 2000s, and their third album, In the Eye of Nothing, is here to remind us why that's the case. Despite being Finnish, they've never been dark or doomy in their approach, rather opting for the American school of Death Metal that borrows from the Florida and New York styles alike. They were never so much about reinventing the wheel as they were riding it for all its worth as they splatter their listeners across the floor, and time has only made them heavier, uglier, and even a little more progressive and refined as they do so. This is most notable on the excellent "Devotion of Worms", which may as well be their stab at "Where the Slime Live" or "Ark of the Indecipherable" with a kick of Immolation to it, and "Not for the Weak", which is bolstered by heavy as fuck riff patterns and a borderline progressive structure. As far as devotion to the U.S. sound goes, Gorephilia have always been better at it than most of their contemporaries, and this monster of an album shows that to be true even over a decade later.

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