ENCOFFINATION – o’hell, shine in thy whited sepulchres – VINYL LP (black)VINYL LP (clear)selfmadegod records2011
The anticipated sophomore full-length from death/doom duo ENCOFFINATION, « O’ Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres » is out now!
Picking up where they left off with their praised 2010 full-length debut, « Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh », the new book of hymns, « O’ Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres », redefines and magnifies ENCOFFINATION’s signature low-end funeral doom wrapped in the pure stench of death. Based on Ghoat’s own experiences of working in the funeral industry, « O’ Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres » is a concept album… not in the linear sense, but abstract; from the death of the human form to the sacrifice of flesh into the Earth.
Each members’ tracks were recorded in their individual home states Summer 2011 – the drums in Cooper, Texas (ElektroSound) and the guitars, bass and drums in Atlanta, Georgia (Graf Yairden). Each track was recorded in the total solitude of the individual members; another excursion into the abyss of death, invoking total incarnation of funereal reality.
From these combined sessions crawls forth the depraved, suffocating, and incredibly eerie forty-minute « O’ Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres », and album that will slam the coffin lid on the 2011 calendar year as one of the most crushing releases of the year, in pure ENCOFFINATION fashion. The album’s visual theme utilizes « Finis Gloriae Mundi, » a 17th century painting by Juan De Valdes Leal, and the layout handled directly by Ghoat.