Episode 305: Decrepit Birth, Enfold Darkness, Employed to Serve 2017 Album Reviews + Wvrm Preview

Vocally Challenged

While this week’s show is a “standard” episode, it was probably more challenging for us than last week’s show. If you are asking yourself “Why?” now, then you should know the answer is “listen and find out.”  And, as always, feel free to agree or disagree with our assessments in the comments or over on social media.


Decrepit Birth – Axis Mundi (Nuclear Blast)
Enfold Darkness Adversary Omnipotent (Artisan Era)
Employed to Serve Warmth of a Dying Sun (Holy Roar)

First Impression:
Wvrm – “Bag of Blades” from Can You Hear the Wind Howl? EP out late August through To Live a Lie Records

Decrepit Birth – Axis Mundi

Enfold Darkness – Adversary Omnipotent

Employed To Serve – Warmth Of A Dying Sun


  1. Regarding Enfold Darkness, their label Artisan Era is a label that I recently discovered puts out some good stuff. Record labels aren’t always first and foremost in my mind when listening to a band, and the names of small labels that I’ve never heard of often go in one ear and out the other. But I’ve run into enough good stuff now from Artisan Era to take notice. For me that really just means Inanimate Existence, Inferi, and Dark Matter Secret. But even though Artisan Era only has a small handful of bands, I have to say I’ve been impressed with their lineup. However, Enfold Darkness seems to be the oddball in the label’s otherwise tech death heavy lineup.

    Anyone up for Rings of Saturn? I’m enjoying their new album Ulta Ulla. I can’t remember if you’ve ever reviewed Rings of Saturn before. As you might be able to guess since they are listed as “technical deathcore”, I enjoy the more technical aspects of their music as opposed to the deathcore. They label themselves “aliencore”, which I could also say has a small amount of that “nintendo-core” thing. But on Ulta Ulla, they don’t overdo the nintendocore and the heaviness combines well with the technicality and manages to find a few hooks here and there that remind me a little of The Faceless.

    1. Brian: I knew I recognized The Artisan Era name but I couldn’t recall who was on it. We are going to be checking out the new Inanimate Existence in a couple weeks.

      I have no interest in Rings of Saturn. Whatever bits or songs I heard of the old stuff sounded like widdly-diddly crap, and it is my understanding that they had to use some “studio magic” top pull off some stuff on their last album. Add in some deathcore and I really don’t care.

      Also, i know you haven’t even listened to the show yet because you commented after it has only been posted for 12 minutes. Lol

      1. Oh, I’m certain that at the core of Rings of Saturn’s sound lies plenty of studio magic – I just happen to like how that comes together on this record. And as you know, I do happen to love me some good widdly-diddly guitar work. But I can see how Rings of Saturn isn’t for everyone, hence why I guess you never reviewed them before. I typically don’t go for anything related to deathcore, but I have to admit that Ulta Ulla is working for me.

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