#117 | Album Review | Tomb Mold – Planetary Clairvoyance


Tomb Mold is a bestial Toronto-based death metal quartet. In their relatively brief existence thus far they have crafted three LPs and a handful of EPs. Though prolific may be too hyperbolic a word to describe their output (at least at this juncture), their LPs have been spilling out at an annual pace beginning with their Primordial Malignity in 2017. The following year came Manor of Infinite Forms. And in 2019, we are graced with the auditory repugnance of their latest effort, Planetary Clairvoyance.

Though Connor and myself are not well familiarized with Tomb Mold’s LPs preceding Planetary Clairvoyance, the quartet is on quite the cosmo-bound trajectory within extreme metal circles. Part of this seems to stem from their unfettered outpouring of abrasive, bone-shattering tracks, but once you steep yourself in the malefic auras oozing from this record it begins to come into focus. Fluid are the instruments as they transmit rapid fluctuations of intoxicating tempo changes. Spasms of blast beats truncate are stymied by lurid, cranium-crushing respites. And between these arduous expanses of depraved death metal there exist dark ambient-like passages, which serve as a thematic binding for Clairvoyance’s seven tracks. There is much to dissect in this fresh laceration from Tomb Mold. We sincerely hope you enjoy our exchange. Thank you for listening!

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You can listen to Planetary Clairvoyance on Spotify or any other major streaming platform. If you’re keen on physical media, you can acquire a CD or cassette of the record via 20 Buck Spin’s Bandcamp page. Be sure to follow the outfit on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on new developments from them.

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