Review of Wharflurch - "Psychedelic Realms ov Hell"

Only two years conceived and already highly prolific, Gainesville, Florida’s cosmic death n’ doom outfit known as Wharflurch have made quite a name for themselves in an extremely short span of time by continuously releasing material in any way they can. Be it through splits, comps, or the three EP’s they’ve already unleashed, Wharflurch hit the ground hot and running since forming in 2019 and they haven’t slowed up since.

Having released an additional EP, two comps, and two splits since last October’s dropping of the Shitslime EP (which initially put Wharflurch on Hated One’s radar, coincidentally), one would usually think that that’s plenty of output for the span of ten months… but not Wharflurch! Instead of easing off the gas, these four intrepid metallers have instead gone for broke and will issue their seventh release in less than a calendar year, their debut LP, Psychedelic Realms ov Hell.

Due out September 3rd via Gurgling Gore, the aptly titled Psychedelic Realms ov Hell represents an incredible new direction and vision from these enigmatic Floridian metal peddlers. Undulating and pulsing with rich, cavernous compositions, Wharflurch’s first full-length release pulls the listener along through a slime-coated, digital journey of the abyssal corners of the cosmos with its six anfractuous cuts spanning thirty-four minutes.

Spectacular from start to finish, a few of the surliest, most space-aged standouts of Psychedelic Realms ov Hell include “Stoned Ape Apocalypse”, “Phantasmagorical Fumes”, and the closing title-track “Psychedelic Realms ov Hell”; however, to be brutally honest, this entire album kicks ass and not a single track should be skipped as you traverse the gauntlet laid down by the lads in Wharflurch.

So, to immerse yourself in the viscous, gelatinous essence of “Celestial Mycelium” from Wharflurch’s Psychedelic Realms ov Hell, simply press play below and if you dig what you hear, be sure to support the band further by following the links provided at the bottom of the page! \m/ Ω

Rating: 96 / 100 (A)

Release Date: September 3rd, 2021

Genre: Death n’ Doom

FFO: Hot Graves, Asphyx, Hooded Menace, Solothus, Temple of Void, Spectral Voice, Void Rot, Voimaton

Wharflurch Links: Facebook, Instagram, Bandcamp, Gurgling Gore Webstore


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