P.H.O.B.O.S - 'Phlogiston Catharsis' - Album Review
P.H.O.B.O.S - 'Phlogiston Catharsis' - Album Review9
P.H.O.B.O.S - 'Phlogiston Catharsis' - Album Review9
P.H.O.B.O.S - 'Phlogiston Catharsis' - Album Review9
P.H.O.B.O.S - 'Phlogiston Catharsis' - Album Review9
P.H.O.B.O.S - 'Phlogiston Catharsis' - Album Review9
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P.H.O.B.O.S bring us the much anticipated first full length since their split with Blut Aus Nord and the excitement around this album has been huge.

From the start the Industrial murkiness begins to descend as this brutal beast begins to take over. The slow pace increases the sinister sound to what is an incredibly complex combination of Doom/ Industrial/Black Metal that is like something not heard before.

This format continues through the 8 tracks as the French three piece use a distortion to a whole new level on top of what is already a disturbing sound to create a twisted, crushing and sadistic sound that slowly takes over your brain.

The 47 minute masterpiece is not one for fans of clean singing as the atmospheric vocals sound like you are hearing disturbing thoughts from your own mind, with the soundtrack to the most evil horrific episode imaginable.

The album is all of a similar pace, however the tracks are distinctively individual creating their own horror soundtrack, which is extremely satisfying to listen to and redefines brutal as its slowly crushes your soul and enjoys the process.

Phlogiston Catharsis is a true game changer that is certain to create huge waves as this bludgeoning, contorted sound is bought to the world. This is heavy redefined.


Ed Ford




Phlogiston Catharsis is released September 10th 2018 on Transcending Obscurity Records

Track Listing

02.Igneous Tephrapotheosis
03.Zam Alien Canyons
04.Aurora Sulphura
05.Neurasthen Logorrh
06.Taqiyah Rhyzom
08.Smothered In Scoria

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