Malthusian – playing Dublin, Cork and Galway
What you may need to know…
01. Death metallers Malthusian arrived in earnest in 2013, and made an immediate impact on Irish metal with debut release MMXIII.
02. Named for the theory that dictated that population overgrowth would coincide with depleted resources and lead to various reckonings to right itself, the band explores such aesthetic and influences in this comprehensive 2013 interview.
03. Streaming above is Forms Become Vapour, taken from new EP Below the Hengiform, released this past April on Dublin’s Invictus Productions.
04. Next gigs are this Friday at Fibber’s on Parnell St, Dublin, as part of Carnage Metal Club, and June 11 at Cork Community Print Shop. Both dates alongside Limerick’s Zealot Cult, with Coscradh supporting on the Dublin date. They’re also off to Galway for Dark Arts Festival on August 13th, before hitting Norway for Beyond the Gates festival.
Verdict: An atmospheric blend of uncompromising death metal aggression and doom metal’s heft and recrimination.