Crucifier - "Led Astray" CD

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Crucifier - "Led Astray" CD

Imported from Iron Bonehead (Germany)

The legendary (and notorious) underground death metal demons CRUCIFIER have returned with their latest full-length album. 6 years have passed since their last album "Thy Sulfur Throne on High" was released. And 33 years have passed since the band released their debut demo "Humans Are Such Easy Prey" (1991).

Since their formation, Crucifier (led by drummer/vocalist Cazz Grant) have been churning out a feral form of blackened, Satanic death metal unmatched by any of their more popular contemporaries. At times controversial, the band has opted to remain forever underground. There is nothing trendy or welcoming about Crucifier and they have kept it that way intentionally. They are incorrigible. They are debauchers. They are heinous. And they have just released one of the best albums of 2024... and of their entire career! A modern classic in the making.

Not recommended to those with morals, the religious, or those that want their death metal to sound "safe."

Buy at your own risk.
You have been warned.

"One of the longest-running entities in the American underground, CRUCIFIER was formed in 1990 by vocalist/drummer Cazz Grant. While myriad lineups would come and go - and the band's eventual debut album, Stronger Than Passing Time, wouldn't be released until 2003 - CRUCIFIER have kept consistent to their blasphemous, blackened death metal style steeped in the truly ancient and most underground ways.

Now, two years after their weird & wild Say Your Prayers mini-album, CRUCIFIER align with IRON BONEHEAD once again for the release of their third full-length, Led Astray. Taking the wandering yet fully locked-in songwriting of that mini to its ultimate conclusion, Led Astray is a masterclass in memorable, METAL riffing and twisted rhythmic thrust. As is their signature, CRUCIFIER sound positively primal here but never primitive; while these nine screeds of blasphemy might confuse or insult normcore listeners, there's an extremely considered & calculated delirium behind their blackened devilry. As such, the "tight looseness" that's characterized CRUCIFIER's work to date gets sharpened to an enviable degree as these nine labyrinths surge and storm with a paradoxical / perverse sense of class. Credit the latter largely to the jaw-dropping dual lead-work across Led Astray: an element that's been bubbling in the CRUCIFIER cauldron for years, but which really reaches a superlative level here. Of course, Grant's vocals are as diabolic as ever, seemingly coming from every direction and hackle-raising in their articulation."