Tonic Lounge Northeast
Fri Feb 1, 8:30 pm 21+
Recommended by Aris Hunter Wales
2018 was a marquee year for 20 Buck Spin. Instead of listing the many great titles the Olympia record label released last year, let’s just say they had their finger on the pulse (or lack thereof) of underground death metal across the globe. It’s already shaping up to be another inimical year; this month 20 Buck Spin will release Portland band Ossuarium’s crushing debut LP, Living Tomb. Ossuarium’s first album is old-school doom at its ugliest—the kind of rancid death metal you can almost smell, inspiring slow, punishing terror and visions of oozing black goop burping up from a forgotten crypt somewhere deep in the forest. Song titles like “Vomiting Black Death,” “Writhing in Emptiness,” and “Malicious Equivalence,” will have you shitting your pants before the first pestilent note is even struck.