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Path of Totality (Relapse)

Reviewed by Raoul Hernandez, Fri., Aug. 26, 2011

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Tombs

Path of Totality (Relapse)

German expressionism as outlined by art deco glows monochromatic on the cover of this Brooklyn trio's third kill. Fritz Lang's cinematic fever dream, Metropolis, pulses in Path of Totality's visuals and Teutonic punishment. "Black Hole of Summer" decays civilization, segued into the echoed toll of "To Cross the Land," which then erupts into hardcore death pummel. With tumbling distortion, the title cut crumbles all remaining structures aided by the tribal ("Vermillion") and epic ("Cold Dark Eyes"). Final drone: "Angel of Destruction."

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