Mysterious Portuguese blackened death metal sect THE OMINIOUS CIRCLE has completed an official video from the band’s devastating debut LP, Appalling Ascension, which was released by 20 Buck Spin in January 2017.
The new video for “As The Worm Descends” was directed by Guilherme Henriques, its bleak presentation appropriately capturing the portentousness of the band’s damaging ways. Cvlt Nation issues in part, “This video has some super creepy parasitic imagery that perfectly complements the dire and destructive tunes THE OMINOUS CIRCLE makes!”
See THE OMINOUS CIRCLE’s “As The Worm Descends” at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.
Featuring artwork by Timo Ketola (Dead Congregation, SUNN O))), Teitanblood), Appalling Ascension is available on CD, LP, and digital formats in North America through 20 Buck Spin; stream and purchase the album at Bandcamp HERE and find physical order options HERE. The album is out in Europe through Osmose Productions.
THE OMINOUS CIRCLE is hosting their second annual Apostles Of The Eternal Fire ritual in Porto, Portugal this Saturday, November 18th. Watch for additional updates on the outfit in the new year.
THE OMINOUS CIRCLE Live:
11/18/2017 Cave 45 – Porto, PT [info] – Apostles Of The Eternal Fire
Noisey published, “Appalling Ascension devotes its time to roiling riffs, apocalyptic percussion, an impossibly heavy low end, and echoing growls – classic modern dark death metal, really, with perhaps even more of a ghoulish doom edge and some truly nasty guitar work. Unlike many of its cave-dwelling peers, the band obviously pours real effort in crafting songs, not just song fragments sandwiched between swaths of spooky atmosphere…” Decibel Magazine offered, “THE OMINOUS CIRCLE‘s Appalling Ascension is frighteningly good. And from it, death metal’s timeless slumber is awakened. The mega-demon long bereft of new victims to devour whole, scare through to the soul, or force, by way of sound and spirit, disciples to worship fervently anew is real.” Metal injection declared, “Darkness slowly descends over the opening moments as instruments grow into the mix. Harsh bellows emerge roughly ninety seconds in, spitting venom over bombing snares, kicks, and crashes. Curling riffs roar and dance, eventually engulfing the finale of the track in a fiery blaze.”