Asphyx debut “Incoming Death”

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Asphyx debuted the title track of their incoming Incoming Death on Youtube today and it at least its better than the awful Obituary “song” that came out yesterday. The album comes out on September 30th on Century Media Records which even though they put out a lot of Hot Topic crap, take less of a hacksaw to reissues and classic bands than the toilet scrubbers at Relapse or the “commodify everything retro with EZdrummer” philosophy of Nuclear Blast.

Vocalist/amputation victim Martin Van Drunen commented on the song:

“Incoming Death was music-wise composed in perhaps 10 minutes when Husky and Paul were checking the sound in the Perle am Rhein studio for the flexi recordings. When we all freaked out on it, we knew we had the title track for the album. It’s so typical our ASPHYX death metal style. Straight forward, no nonsense, three riff, in-your-face death metal. Not that we were looking for a title track that would be in the tradition of ‘Death The Brutal Way’ or ‘Deathhammer’. It just came out like this. It’s a damn neck breaker to raise hell to when playing live and that’s why the choice for the track was only natural. Stanza, chorus, repeat, bridge, stanza, chorus, end. That’s how it’s done. On Instinct. Lyricwise three times death and gore by plague, aliens and zombies. And some metal beasts are even shorter than two minutes! So grab a beer, bang that head and scream along. This is fuckin’ ASPHYX and we always deliver the goods!”

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18 thoughts on “Asphyx debut “Incoming Death””

  1. I am now considering the possibility of Daniel Maraat being slightly dyslexic. He’s not linguistically stupid, he just consistently makes small mistakes. Almost every article that he writes or edits has these mistakes.
    It’s like the output of a machine with good software is corrupted by bad hardware.

  2. Rainer Weikusat says:

    Nice punk song. The drummer also does some interesting stuff with the bass drum. But an album composed solely of tracks written in this style would be terribly lop-sided/ hollow. Some more thought-out piece should be there, too. This doesn’t have to be as awful as the Orbituary “art rock piece gone awry”.

  3. HERE IS A LIST OF LOST AND FORGOTTEN DEATH METAL GEMS FROM THE EARLY 90s. THESE BANDS APPEAR SOMEWHERE ON THE ANUS WEBSITE.

    THESE GEMS NEED TO BE UNEARTHED CUZ THEY’RE PURE GOLD !

    Broken Hope – The Bowels Of Repugnance
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clx_yiF_wbY

    Banished – Deliver Me Unto Pain
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YXHLkvaH3A

    Agony – Apocalyptic Dawning
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06nWCzyGBO8

    Sepsism – Severe Carnal Butchery
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQcZCPdhugU

    Misery – A Necessary Evil
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg3UwxSezyk

    Incubator – McGillroy The Housefly
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw_N1C0Sy34

    Immortalis – Indicium De Mortuis
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOCdS_fqDP8&list=PLiaAeZAmUPEmV5u6EAgSYgzU1sTX4rhiY

    Necrosanct – Incarnate
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPDhPLSfuCY

  4. thewaters says:

    “Death The Brutal Way” was a good record….but it was a more accessible Asphyx comparatively….in fact, it was the kind of album I would drink a beer to. This is an even more accessible and friendly version of Asphyx, and I think drinking a wine cooler would be more appropriate when listening to this song.

    1. C.M. says:

      Makes me think of something more like straight shots of bottom-shelf vodka chased with Kool-Aid.

      1. thewaters says:

        Don’t drink the Kool-Aid…………….

        1. @ thewaters

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          I`m the guy that probed your anus with my thick veiny cock! So what’s up?

          1. thewaters says:

            Hey man! It’s been so long (see what I did there?). Ive been keeping well, what about you? Do you still have the vericose veins on your penis?

  5. Cynical says:

    “stanza, chorus, repeat, bridge, stanza, chorus, end. That’s how it’s done. ”

    This is probably the most depressing thing I’ve ever read in a press release.

  6. skcalb etah i says:

    More careerist “we don’t wanna work at mcdonalds” zombie music… Boring!

  7. Can you survive the blitzkrieg says:

    It’s as boring as the new Sodom and Metallica tracks, but I’ll end up buying it regardless as all their last two albums had similar songs released ahead of time but ended up having far better songs on the rest of the album. I feel that like Autopsy they’re putting too much shit out too quickly and relying on what worked on The Rack and Last One On Earth. Only now every song is about death metal, well look, there’s worse shit out there.

    1. Rainer Weikusat says:

      It’s a lot better than either of both: The Sodom track was embarrassing and Metallica, well, was another Metallica song. Instrument-wise, that’s still heavily simplified »Master of Puppets«, combined with vocals in a ‘popular, alternative style’ and lyrics to match that, ‘anti’ enough to seem ‘somehow anti’ but also unspecific enough to avoid making anyone uncomfortable no matter what he might be doing, be it illegally disposing of toxic waste into wildlife sanctuaries.

      OTOH, it’s the kind of track one can realistically expect to come up with »in 10 minutes«: Short, simple and fast and in line with an audience’s expectations (vocals are a bit fucked up — to high), including a ‘catchy’ singalong chorus. I’m still very much inclined to christen this style death punk and an album full of nothing else would be hard to stand. But it could work nicely as part of something.

      1. Hail Pain says:

        If it’s anything like the last two albums it will be divided between songs like this one and slower doom tracks. I enjoyed both of those albums and will be checking this out in its entirety when it’s released.

      2. LordKrumb says:

        “I’m still very much inclined to christen this style death punk and an album full of nothing else would be hard to stand.”

        Like most punk music.

        I wouldn’t bother trying to give this mediocre, lazily thrown together music a new sub-genre classification; it’s just simplistic, crappy punk in a death metal fancy-dress costume.

        The “Stanza, chorus, repeat, bridge, stanza, chorus, end. That’s how it’s done. On Instinct…” comment suggests Asphyx have lost all trace of the instinct that spawned ‘The Rack’ and ‘Last One on Earth’.

        1. simplistic, crappy punk in a death metal fancy-dress costume

          Wasn’t there a version of that for black metal as well? Oh right, war metal.

  8. Billy Foss says:

    After listening to The Rack and Last One On Earth over the past few weeks to better familiarize myself with Asphyx, this is disappointing. I have to agree that stanza, chorus, repeat line is utterly demoralizing. Not that I was the biggest Asphyx fan before, but in that short time I’ve grown quite fond of their early work, especially The Rack. I do like how the only lyrics in the video are the chorus which is undoubtedly for all the Millenials that grew up with Disney’s Sing Along Songs.

    1. Morbideathscream says:

      The Rack and Last one on Earth are the only Asphyx albums you’ll need along with the Crush the Cenotaph EP. Their early demos with Theo Loomans on vocals are also killer.

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