INTERVIEW + FULL ALBUM STREAM: Embalmer – Emanations from the Crypt
A slumbering beast has awoken and it is coming to get you. Formed in the tail end of the 80’s, Embalmer gear up for the release of their second full length ‘Emanations from the Crypt’. The mis-steps from the past have been rectified and the newest release on Hells Headbangers Records is scathing death metal assault that fans of the band have been dying to hear. The vicious riffs and the album achieves things that even the most “brutal” bands of today don’t. Embalmer manage to capture the glory of old school death metal and their newest material would make even the hardened fans squirm by the sheer brutality in the song writing.
Transcending Obscurity is proud to present, a full album stream of ‘Emanations from the Crypt’. We also managed to have a word with the band for what turned out to be a very insightful interview. Read on as the band talks about the various emotions that have gone into the making of this album
Transcending Obscurity (Shrivatsan R): Hey guys. It’s been a long time coming, but the time is finally here. How was the road leading to ‘Emanations from the Crypt’?
Embalmer (Paul Gorefiend): Hails! Well, as everyone can tell, it has been a LONG road filled with lots of great moments, along with a few hurdles in the way to overcome of course, but alas here we are! Yes, this album is long overdue, but we knew how important it was for the band and wanted to make sure it was right. The recording process was a little unorthodox, since the tracks were laid down over a couple of years instead of a couple months like most albums. This was mainly due to the lineup change that saw me join on vocals in 2012 along with Joe Wunderle on bass. We spent a lot of time on the road introducing this lineup to the fans directly, and in-between we would book studio time and make some more progress on the record. Now we all have found our “groove” and new material is already flowing at a much more rapid pace. It definitely won’t be another decade for another full-length, and we have 2 split 7” planned for this year (w/ HEMDALE + SURGIKILL) that feature new/unreleased material. So yes… this album was a bit constipated to get out, but the diarrhoea is flowing like a faucet now!