Metal Injection comments
“The writing is less about centering blast beats, though they are plenty and a lot more about technicality. This is not typical grindcore, there is plenty of melodic passages. In a way, it is akin to the kind of sweeping, fast melody that Gridlink is known for. Honestly, the album is kind of like a marriage between Howls of Ebb and Gridlink. Shorter songs, very technical, but with a Lovecraft touch.”
“The best way to describe this album is insane. If this album is the result of madness, it is a kind of madness most cannot channel into art. Technical grinding horror manifested from the beyond. It should also be noted that not only is the below debut the full album as a playlist, but it is also a guitar playthrough song-by-song. Come lose your mind in the depths and get grinding on this!”
About The Release
Within the world of grindcore, the modern era has given rise to many groups that bend, break, and destroy the typical mold in favor of something grander and stranger. This is precisely the arena in which Tampa, Florida-based experimental/technical blackened deathgrind unit Estuarine resides, eschewing the norm while remaining on the cutting edge with each new release.
The solo project of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist “Hydrus, Estuarine has evolved by leaps and bounds since the release of their debut 2013 self-titled album, Estuarine. With 2019’s Wisdom of Silenus EP and 2018 full-length, Sic Erat Scriptum, garnering effusive praise from numerous sites and plenty of love from a wide range of extreme metal fans. Now in 2021, Estuarine strikes again with Nyarlathotep, a concise 8-song offering clocking in at just under 10 minutes that loosely flows together as one piece of music. Set for release on March 19th. Cover art for Nyarlathotep was created by The Lung Swarm Art (Torturous Inception, Ecliptic) and the effort was recorded, mixed, and mastered by longtime band collaborator Jamie Amos.
On Nyarlathotep, Estuarine has condensed their wide-ranging sound into small bites, all without losing a single element of what makes the project so special. Grindcore prides itself on brevity, yet nothing can prepare you for the sheer density and insanity that lies within this extremely short release.
Estuarine – Nyarlathotep will strongly appeal to fans of Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage, Lykathea Aflame, !T.O.O.H.!, Dripping, Gridlink, Napalm Death, Nile, Behemoth, Anaal Nathrakh, Discordance Axis, and Nails.