URÐUN / TAPHOS NOMOS “R.I.P” Split CD
Hailing from the US, theirs is a restlessly roiling sound, moving from festering doomed-out death to a more uptempo-yet-angular sort that retains a uniquely lurking menace. With an EP and two demos already to their name, TAPHOS NOMOS are quickly becoming a diabolic force to be reckoned with, and here on R.I.P., they get the gutted production their fetid filth so requires. For their part, Iceland’s URÐUN are no less filthy, offering five comparatively quicker tracks rounded out by an Autopsy cover, but charge forward with a thick ‘n’ viscous Metal of Death. They match well here with TAPHOS NOMOS since they frequently dip into doom, especially on the epic “Grafir & Bein,” but URÐUN’s expertise is pure, pustulent headbanging DEATH. With just a demo to their name so far, R.I.P. serves as a righteous introduction to their deathlier side of Iceland. Behold TAPHOS NOMOS and URÐUN and let ‘er R.I.P.!