Sxuperion - Endless Spiritual Embodiment

Pure chaos right from the start, Sxuperion’s “Endless Spiritual Embodiment” invokes thoughts and vibes of Incantation’s “Onward To Golgotha” but not just because of the similar style of song titles. The blistering sound of the ungodly guitars come through sharper than a butcher’s blade, but with all the foggy and muffled production. Added blackened edges to the riffs offer up a haunting perspective of the death metal genre. Also, within the haunting aura, the band has blessed us with vibes of Cadaver somewhere between “In Pains” and “Necrosis”.

It might take a few listens to pick up on it because of the ever-agonizing black veil that plagues the entire release. However, this time “plagues” is definitely a good term. Well placed solos give insight into the empty and desolate voids in which the band continues its infectious ways, boring into your brain, allowing the sanity to drain away. Thus, leaving nothing but the aural horror which you barely endured. Now, just when you think you have a grasp on things, the band throws in elements of Disembowelment’s “Transcendence Into The Peripheral” only with a more grinding death metal approach. Sxuperion really keep things fresh and interesting on this release while staying true to form and this should catch the ear of anyone into death or black metal genres. For what it's worth, even for fans of ambient music might find a slight interest in this as the band even incorporates elements of this in their music as well. The echoing specter of the vocals top this release off rather nicely for a job well done.

This seems to be a DIY release as it’s a digipak case with stickers on the front and spine with a folded-up paper inside with all the credits and such. That is really the only disappointment here. The band should have taken more time on the layout, packaging, and design for a more professional product. The packaging is far less than the quality of the music itself. However, in the band’s defense, this is a limited release. 150 copies to be exact, so that could be a reason the band didn’t apt. for better quality packaging. A bit behind on this review so I am not sure if there are any copies left, but I would recommend contacting the band to find out. The craft of their music is the buildup of the vastness of the dark and the perpetual insanity it can bring. Once you realize this, you are consumed!

5 / 5 STARS 


1. Sacred Chamber Of Enlightement
2. Phallic Point Of Periapsis
3. Negative Interior Intersection
4. Supposition Course
5. Infinite Ethereal Vault
6. Endless Embodiment