The late 90’s was that weird time span by which most classic death metal mongers had either ran out of steam or were making desperate attempts at remaining relevant via weird experimentations. Pittsburgh's death doom quartet Taphos Nomos are just weird enough to fit those strange days, except their lengthy compositions flow with that rare inventiveness reserved for bands that transcend time and genres. In West of Everything Lies Death, their first recording, Taphos Nomos delivers three impactful tracks that perfectly encapsulate the dark and morbid spirit of pure death and doom.
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019