Fractured In the Timeless Abyss is the first full-length release from Alabama’s Ectovoid. Musically the best comparison would probably be Autopsy due to the band’s raw sound and vocals. According to the band’s bio their lyrics focus on “afflictions of the mind and soul and the terrors that await mankind beyond the veils of death, space and time.” Not that I can understand what vocalist Chuck Bryant is saying half the time as I can’t.
How is the album though – not too shabby at all. The Autopsy comparison is 100% correct and those who are familiar with that band will find the resemblance at times uncanny. This doesn’t mean that Ectovoid are copycats, not by any stretch of the imagination, not at all. Most of the songs have a strong feeling creepiness attached to them and the production is suitably muddy for a release of this sort. A polished sound would have been just wrong in this case.
Fractured In the Timeless Abyss is a solid release and should be heard by anyone who is into Autopsy’s sound.
1. Transcend Into the Moonless Night
2. Shapeshifting Mass
3 Dark Clouds of Consciousness
4. Chewing Through the Membranes of Time and Space
5. Splintered Phantasm
6. Emanating Spectral Vapor
7. Murmurs From Beyond
8. Locked in Dismal Gaze
9. Delusional and Disembodied
Chuck Bryant – Bass/Vocals
Michael Stewart – Guitars
Christ MacDonald – Drums