SERMON OF FLAMES are an Irish duo that plays blackened death metal incorporating harsh noise and death industrial sounds into their style. Formed in 2019, the band subsequently set to work on the “Heralds Of The Untruth” demo, a do-ityourself release made available as a limited run of cassettes now sold out.
“I Have Seen The Light, And It Was Repulsive” is SERMON OF FLAMES’ first full length album and a necessary evolution from the formula of the beginnings. Taking those elements that were crucial to the demo as well as its underground ethos, the duo expanded upon them within a professional studio, finally forging a truly representative and unique work of uncompromising extreme metal, a monolith of filth and violence erected in homage to ever burning hatreds.
Recorded and mixed by Chris McQuillan at Úath Recordings, then mastered by Tom Dring at Vagrant Recordings, “I Have Seen The Light, And It Was Repulsive” is as creative as it’s chaotic and dissonant. Malicious and brutal death metal riffs cloaked in black intersect with devastating rhythms, while cavernous choirs of growls and screams sing oppressive psalms of horror and despair.
With a simple yet evocative cover art by tattoo artist Richard Carson, SERMON OF FLAMES’ debut album is a boiling, corrosive magma of evil and negativity, centered around the curse of life and the rejection of faith. A nihilistic vision too unbearable for many, but surely a balm for the eyes of those who are constantly fleeing from the light.
Follow the heralds of the untruth. Offer yourself to the void.
1. To Behead One’s Desire (1:11)
2. Cauldrons of Boiling Piss (2:24)
3. Chords Wrung from The Ribs of the Earth (3:19)
4. I//H//D//O//D//E//S//I//W//A//C (3:00)
5. G.O.D. (2:52)
6. Vacuous & Disjointed (4:35)
7. Seething Radiance (1:17)
8. Mephitic Seraph (1:28)
9. Vehemence (5:48)
10. Jahr Null (3:15)
11. Hymn of Apotheosis (3:26)
12. Dancer of the 6 Agonies (5:03)
Total Time 38:00
GENRE: Black Death Metal