It’s no secret that I’m a MASSIVE De Profundis fan… so I was over the moon when I found out that they were releasing a brand new EP. I was even happier when I was able to add it to my MP3 player and listen to it while skipping down the road to work.
If you’ve listened to anything that De Profundis have done before, then you may think that you have some idea of what to expect here. The truth is: you don’t. “Frequencies” is very different to everything that’s gone before. This EP is more immediate, while still remaining progressive. The doomier and blacker elements have been toned down, leaving us with a full-on, Death Metal extravaganza… which even concludes with a fantastic cover of Death’s “Crystal Mountain”.
“Frequencies” doesn’t feel like a continuation of the band’s previous full length album, “The Emptiness Within”. But, at the same time, it doesn’t feel like it’s a different band. I feel like I’m getting lost trying to explain this… but, basically, it’s the same… but different. We’ve got more or less the same ingredients (with the addition of new guitarist Paul Nazarkardeh – Hi Paul!), but end result is a little different. It’s good different though. Actually ‘good’ seems like such a pathetic word for this… It’s FUCKIN’ AWESOME different. Yes, that will do. It’s still not enough, but it will do.
My main (well, only) problem with this EP is that it’s an EP. It’s too short. Give us more music, De Profundis! C’mon, sort it out…
Also, if you don’t want to runaway and start a new life with “Singularity” then there is something wrong with you.
You can download the EP for free from the band’s Bandcamp page… or use the tasty lil widget below:
Rating: 100% (If you disagree, I’ll bite you.)
Edited because I noticed that I had a brain fart yesterday…