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FORMLESS OEDON "Streams Of Rot" CD (Memento Mori 2023)

The impressive debut full-length by this Filipino band. Formless Oedon came into being in late 2019 when founder/songwriter Rozel decided to re-ignite an old project that he had envisioned way back in 2014, which he later put on hiatus after facing difficulties in finding dedicated bandmates with the same passion for Death Metal. The band was originally started as a three-piece act comprised of fellow bandmates Jonathan and Andrei from local Thrash Metal group Desolator. The band owes much of their style and sound to old Finnish bands such as Demigod, Purtenance, Rippikoulu and Convulse, and other legendary bands including (but not limited to) Incantation, Dead Congregation and Immolation. In December 2019, Formless Oedon recorded an EP titled "Deathless Luminosity", which was then released in March 2020, during the peak of the pandemic in their country. The EP garnered the attention of the underground scene in their home country as well as overseas. With nationwide borders finally relaxing restrictions and live shows slowly returning to life, the band now aims to finally carve their piece of sonic history into the scene by releasing their debut album, actively playing live shows, and taking the underground by storm. Indeed, Formless Oedon should take the underground by storm with said debut album, appropriately titled "Streams of Rot". Form meeting content, "Streams of Rot" is a festering sore of old-school filth in the Finnish tradition: lumbering but volatile, dripping with slime yet exactingly executed, and utterly world-eating no matter the tempo. However, the quartet are total Death Metal maniacs above all, and authentically integrate myriad other twists into that noble paradigm, betraying a wealth of personality and charisma even while strictly coloring within the lines. Feel their "Streams of Rot" wash over you!