The last time I heard Howls of Ebb was actually only a couple of months ago when they released their second ever album. I honestly wasn’t a huge fan of that, can’t quite remember why but I just know that it didn’t meet my expectations. After giving them a second chance and checking out their upcoming record, I can say with absolute certainty that Howls of Ebb have not only evolved completely as a band, they’ve managed to create something truly amazing.
“Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows” is a piece of blackened death that encompasses everything great their is about the genre, and every time I hear it I get a wave of chills because the music is just simply that good. What also puts the icing on this delicious cake is the fact how there are seven tracks featured on the record, but between them are an oh sweet array of 5+ minute tracks that are filled both with riffs that make you want to head bang to no end but also some very complex, intricate guitars and bass that add a whole new musical level. While Howls of Ebb definitely show that they have plenty of talent and the capability to produce very nice fast paced intense blackened death, they also show that they are able to create some excellent music that has a real ominous feel to it that manages to creep underneath your skin only to throw you back into the fires that you were enjoying so much before. And if this duo have accomplished anything with this record, it’s the fact that they have developed the talent to keep their music entertaining in its entirely which I personally thought they were lacking before, but no more because “Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows” is an ever intriguing album that is satisfying to the fading echo of the vocals on the last track.
In the event that you have thought to yourself “I hope there’s a good piece of blackened death coming out soon” then do your ass a favor and mark your fucking calendar, for Howls of Ebb have made a record made for fans of blackened death and I’ve absolute confidence when I say that this will be met with wide open arms after people recognize how amazing it is as I have.
“Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows” releases on April 15th!
LISTEN to the second track, “Cabals of Molder”, on SoundCloud here.
LIKE Howls of Ebb on Facebook here.