Torture Ascendancy 1307 are a band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 compilation album "D.E.M.O.S" which will be released in July.
A very fast and brutal sound starts off the compilation along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. The songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the vocals are a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams and the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody.
Dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. When guitar solos and leads are finally added into the music they are done in a very chaotic yet melodic and technical style and the music also adds in a good mixture of both modern and old school influences and as the compilation progresses a brief use of clean playing can be heard.
Torture Ascendancy plays a style of blackened death metal that is very brutal while also having its technical moments, The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Occultism, Gnosticism, Hebrew Kabbalah, Theosophy and Philosophy themes.
In my opinion Torture Ascendancy are a very great sounding blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Amon Morge Matrix" "From The Seat Of Man" and "In The Womb Of Dissolving Abyss Exists the House Of Everlasting Inferno". 8 out of 10.