When Ignivomous released their "Path of Attrition" demo in 2007, the Death Metal gold rush had yet to completely take off. Now, four years later, the same currents that produced that nearly perfect demo have produced an abundance of bands attempting to recapture the essence of Death Metal with varying degrees of success. Ignivomous' work nonetheless stands as a monument to the potential that the genre has to offer. This collection contains all of the tracks from the aforementioned demo recording and the utterly flawless "Eroded Void of Salvation" EP as well as their track from the split 7" with Tzun Tzu. Also included is one previously unreleased song entitled "Corpse of the Redeemer" that will hopefully hold Ignivomous fans over while the band completes the recording of their new album. For those few who are unfamiliar with Ignivomous, their sound is a potent distillation of the most powerful Death Metal from the early to mid 1990's. The black blood of Immolation, Incantation, Grave, Demigod and others is commingled and burns furiously in the veins of Ignivomous. Their practice of synthesis and re-interpretation rather than uninspired regurgitation, however, set Ignivomous apart from many currently active Death Metal bands. For this reason, their music exhibits a vitality that is conspicuously absent in much of today's "retro" Death Metal scene. "Blood and Mercury" compiles what is arguably Ignivomous' best material to date and generally represents a high water mark for the recent wave of traditional Death Metal.
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The damn-near perfect, riveting, and intense experience that lies within this vinyl can not be compared to anything but other records by Dead Congregation. From the moment that first tone hits your ear the cavernous, thundering sound of Greek death keeps obliterating its way out of the speakers. I can`t remember last time I blasted a record for the first time and felt an instant urge to worship. THIS, is Death Metal at it`s finest. Can´t recommend strongly enough. Nekrofrod
supported by 6 fans who also own “Blood and Mercury”
Oh Christ, the blasphemy!
The Dead Congregation crew are so damn solid and consistent... everything they drop is essential.
Talented fucking dudes that make nothing but skull shattering dopeness, even on their debut release.