BARUS: Set Release Date for "Drowned."

In their endless quest to push and support underground acts that deliver the goods, unaware […]
August 19, 2018

In their endless quest to push and support underground acts that deliver the goods, unaware and unmindful of trends and hype, on October 22nd, Memento Mori is proud to present Barús' striking debut album, Drowned.

Hailing from Grenoble, France, Barús formed in 2015 and soon released their self-titled debut EP through Emanations (a division of Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Productions). Since mid-2016, work has been focused on their debut full-length album. Bearing the ominous title Drowned, this is a bolt-from-the-blue work of unimaginable vision and towering might.

Indeed, the term "βαρύς" evokes a weight, an overbearing burden. Through Barús, this takes musical form through a complex and utterly atmospheric - but, above all, completely and totally visceral - approach to death metal. Call it an alchemy of sorts, but Drowned presents a moltenly monolithic, ceaselessly churning sound merged with palpably progressive structures, frequently stretching into black metal and doom territories - and effortlessly, at that - all compellingly completed by bowels-of-Hell deep vociferations and vocalizations spanning semi-clean moans, spoken word, chants, and everything in between. Truly, it's a nightmare made flesh, its dissonance instilling an unshakable tension and terror, and yet Barús manage to make it sound so alluring, so tempting!to literally DROWN in the enormity they lay bare for the helpless listener. Drownedindeed!

Memento Mori doesn't usually dip its toes into "progressive" or "post" waters, favoring the musty odor of vintage death metal. However, when presented with Barús' Drowned, the label couldn't help but submit to their visionary onslaught on the senses. So, while we could describe them as "Autopsy reinterpreted by Meshuggah" or "Gojira and Gorguts jamming out to an old Demilich tune with Ulcerate's instruments," we're confident Barús should definitely appeal to fans of such daring bands Gorguts, Triptykon, Ulcerate, Emptiness, Meshuggah, Portal, Diskord, Akercocke, Gojira, Sumac, Deathspell Omega, Altars, and Chaos Echoes.

Featuring nine songs in a vast yet time-evaporating 56 minutes, the production on Drowned is absolutely stellar; it was recorded between 2016 and 2017 at Plastic Lobster Studios & Eptagon, with drum recording & additional reamping done at Octavox Studio, while mixing & mastering were done by James Leonard at Plastic Lobster Studios. Completed by cover art courtesy of the masterful Timo Ketola, with inner artwork by Stephen Wilson, Barús' Drowned is this year's dark-horse classic in the making!

Hear for yourself the first hint of such with the new track "Descry" HERE at Memento Mori's official YouTube channel.

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Tracklisting for Barús' Drowned

1. Descry
2. Graze
3. Engorge
4. Amass
5. Dissever
6. Vitiate
7. Benumb
8. Perpetrate
9. Forsake

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