'Below the Hengiform' CD in slipcase.
"Few bands can match Malthusian’s meteoric yet justified rise to prominence within death metals underground, which is why this article is as much, if not more, a brief summary of their history as it is a review of their latest release. This is a band everyone with a love for vehement death metal should be aware of, a band well on the road to greatness and one you’ll be hearing a lot more from in the future. Formed in 2012 the four piece features veterans from Ireland’s metal underground with Abaddon Incarnate, Altar of Plagues and Mourning Beloveth being just a few of the bands some of their members have played in. Malthusian has created a massive stir from their inception onwards, a stir that has since became a maelstrom as their importance and profile continue to ascend at an alarming rate. (...)
Malthusian’s music has its root’s firmly planted in cavernous death metal but they combine it with doom, black metal and other elements to create an infectious, all-encompassing, claustrophobic type of hate-filled, venomous death. Below the Hengiform features three tracks – The Gasless Billows, Slouching Equinox and Forms Become Vapour. I have no problem whatsoever with the production on their demo but on this Malthusian have managed to achieve bigger and better production without losing any of the sinister atmosphere from their debut. The first two tracks are each over nine minutes long and are hate-fuelled, demented trips into the twisted psyche that is Malthusian. This is a release that requires very little description – it destroys from start to finish – it’s really as simple as that and you’d be a fool not to snap it up on its release. Malthusian has been including closing track, Forms Become Vapour, in their live sets recently with devastating effect and it’s an absolute belter that’s every bit as potent on the EP..."