- Tomb Mold
- Planetary Clairvoyance
- Death metal
- Toronoto, Canada
- 19th July 2019
Bandcamp (Vinyl and Cassette)
Planetary Clairvoyance is a solid death metal album from current rising stars Tomb Mold. It doesn’t present as something new however – It’s a well-trodden path but a sexy one for sure. This record truly does sound how it intends to sound, like a spiritual homage to the old days of Cannibal Corpse. Completely natural metal unfiltered through the current scene and environment, it’s very conscious and directed. Fortunately this album carries science fiction themes as illustrated by this awesome album cover.
The artwork is by Jesse Jacobi (@pit_of_Bones) who has served Tomb Mold well here with something that nicely accompanies their logo. Hopefully the cassette tapes will still be there when I can afford them next as I’m keen on having this album and artwork in my collection. It’s both beautiful and disgusting in a single stroke.
Overall the album achieves what it set out to achieve – it’s a big dick display of death metal done so correctly that there’s very little for me to say about it. It’s yet another guaranteed killer death record out of 2019. I reviewed their previous LP Manor Of Infinite Forms with a solid scoring, and with this new album it’s evident that these guys are here to make a big dent in the metal industry. This is one of the biggest releases for many this year and I can see why, but they aren’t exactly at the forefront of new music and cutting edge ideas. It’s a capitalist release to be sure, with the emphasis on product and marketing from 20buckspin. I say put aside the hype and enjoy it for what it is, not what it’s marketed to be.
Here’s a pic of the tape cover, which is rad: