Reaping Asmodeia released their new album, Darkened Infinity, via Prosthetic Records on October 15, 2021. The Minneapolis trio's third album sees them fuse together expansive and progressive technical death metal with conceptual themes of transcendentalism, the afterlife, and dream logic.
Speaking on the album release, the band comments: “The last year and a half to 2 years has been somewhat of a blur to a lot of us. When we completed Darkened Infinity at the onset of the pandemic, we were uncertain about a lot of things. For quite some time, we did not know when this body of work would be resting in your hands/ears - but that day has finally come! Words fall short to explain how pleased we are that you can endure Darkened Infinity, as we hoped it would be, from start to finish.
Darkened Infinity’s concept begins steeped in tragedy as the album’s protagonist loses his family at the hands of humanity’s destructive force, with his own life hanging in the balance. As the tale unfolds, Lane’s lyrics thread together a story of immortality, malevolent entities and realms of dream logic - all the while exploring humankind’s inherent duality. Darkened Infinity’s thematic quest for transcendence is adroitly tied together in the opening and closing moments, suggesting enlightenment is not something to be obtained, but merely ‘the consequence of being’.
In the four years since their 2017 effort, Impuritize, Reaping Asmodeia have relentlessly pursued the US live circuit, playing shows alongside the likes of Slaughter To Prevail, Rivers of Nihil, The Faceless, and many more - refining their craft with a perseverance and determination akin to few others. Discontent with resting on their laurels, Reaping Asmodeia in 2021 are a far more seasoned beast, ready and willing to obliterate all notions of time mellowing their appetite and musical ambitions.
Immersive, immense, and infinitely satisfying, Darkened Infinity deftly places Reaping Asmodeia amongst the genre’s most promising and consistently intriguing groups.