Sentient Ruin is honored to be the release gateway to Imminent Horror - the new release by Swedish/American extreme sludge monstrosity Miscarriage, set to be released on February 22 2019 on digital/cassette, with a vinyl release also planned (TBA).
If you ever thought a slower and more atmospheric and cerebral “sludge version” of infamously fringe and violent extreme metal bands like Revenge or Pissgrave was just a silly pipe dream, think again... Like an acid trip that goes totally wrong just as you enter a torture dungeon of unnameable horrors and begin to allucinate before the most harrowing cruelty and inhumanity, Miscarriage’s new album and Sentient Ruin debut Imminent Horror is a work which defies logic and sanity in its insurmountable display of violence, darkness, and barely comprehensible chaos. Set to become one of the most shockingly violent, depraved, unsettling, and horrific albums of 2019, Imminent Horror seems to have crossed a new and never before seen threshold in extreme metal, taking the genre to a sickening new realm never before explored, and never before fathomed, not even by the sickest and most fucked up minds. Structured around a churning morass of hallucinatory atmospheres, derailing, discordant, and appallingly dense and downtrend guitar warfare, an illogically oppressive and unpredictable rhythm section, and a swarming haze of flesh-tearing screams, the songs on this abomination incarnated seem to want to reach out into a realm of the absurd to harness a level of hatred and destruction of unseen magnitude and plausibility. With their post-Carcass noisecore/goregrind roots firmly anchored at the base, Miscarriage have augmented the foundations of their sound and built an entire new world above it by bringing in elements of slower and more experimental and atmospheric extreme music coming from a sickening cesspool of influences as diverse as early Swans, Primitive Man, Corrupted, Ride for Revenge, Godflesh and extreme black metal, to materialize an aural abomination of near-incomprehensible horror. Classic homemade gore-drenched artwork and lyrics that can not and should not be ever unearthed for one's mental sanity and safe sleep round out a release of absolutely incinerating hatred and despondency whose sole existence is already an inexplainable mystery.
Both Metal Injection and Decibel Magazine have expressed awe and wonder at Miscarriage’s horrific craft, each premiering a track each from the album, and exclaiming that Imminent Horror is “Inconceivable“ and “an exhausting listen“. Read their features HERE and HERE.
With its two members working remotely and spread between Sweden and the USA, Miscarriage initially formed as a gorenoise/noisegrind studio project influenced by the deranged craft of goregrind bands like early Carcass, Prostitute Disfigurement, Disgorged, etc. The mysterious duo first appeared in 2017 with their Disposed Abomination full length, displaying a chaotic, aberrant, and deranged blend of goregrind and noisecore akin to the wretched craft of icons like Full of Hell, Blood, and Anal Cunt. Soon after the band unleashed three albums at once: their Homicidal Mania” I, II, and III series which later became the Homicidal Mania Trilogy comp released on CD in Belgium by BRC-30 Productions. At this stage, while the band violently and blindly plowed through it’s mindless assault of sickening noisegrind for a staggering 70+ minutes and 30 tracks of unyielding aural terror, the initial elements of the nightmare-inducing metamorphosis they were undergoing began to show, first hinting at the horror to come as song lengths increased, structures became more abstract and erratic, tempos became unpredictable, and atmospheres overall became more overbearing, violent, and hallucinatory. Soon enough, sole masterminds J.P, and U.N. had began to disfigure and abuse their own creation even more to a point of incomprehensible absurdity and beyond recognition, adding to their already defiled and depraved strain of nightmarish music music even more layers of violence, darkness, and seething depravity. This is when their appalling Sentient Ruin debut album Imminent Horror began taking shape. Seemingly losing all connections to reality or any form of self control, Miscarriage collapsed under their own impulse to destroy and steered their aberrant creation into a place of unimaginable darkness and horror from which their would be no return.