Disma, Vasaeleth, Dead Congregation, Krypt, Necros Christos, Impetuous Ritual, Ignivomous, Mefitic, Encoffination et al are peaking my interest in death metal again. It's been years since I took new music in metal seriously, but I approach this wave with more optimism than I have any metal since the beginning of the last decade. Everyone appears to have their own "best" or "only good one" out of this new wave of Incantatiomorphs. Even if their isn't a great consensus on this style yet, at least various bands are stimulating interest. I have not digested all the above mentioned bands yet. I'm really not used to having to listen to this many new albums with potential like this. I wonder how much of it is me tiring of shutting out the modern metal world, how much of it is actual quality, and how much of it is just evil, crawly doomy riffs skating a lot farther with metal fans like myself than revisited Carcass, Suffocation, Darkthrone, Burzum or Deicide concepts. I like where some of this stuff is already and where some of it could be going, but I also just wonder if this new charge of Blasphemous-Crawling-Blackened-Doomdeath will ever really get out of Incantation's shadow.
I am rooting for it.