" As you’ll discover through this new song, APTHS occupy an intersection where different traditions of death metal meet. The music could be considered part slam, part brutal death metal, and part technical death metal. It metes out ferocious punishment, the kind that will get your motor running in a damned hurry, but will also give your head a swift and bewildering spin, and as icing on the cake it generates an atmosphere of ghastly horror."-Nocleansinging.com
" the EP is brimful of innovative ideas, fresh for the realm of ultra brutal death metal. "-brutalism.com
" If you like brutality, it’s sure as heck here. If you like a little bit of complexity there’s some of that especially the drumming."-Technicalmusicreview.com
" What makes A Pretext to Human Suffering stick out a bit more than some of their peers is the light technical elements they place into the songs, as well as a more structured flow to their music. It’s not just ‘all about the slams,’ instead numerous ‘plain ole’ death metal elements fit the bill in their sound to compliment it. Meaning that there’s just as much love shown to a disgustingly frantic riff (of which there are many) as there is to a groovy slowdown. Lots of mid-tempo chugs as well, which should help them bring in a more deathcore-friendly crowd without alienating those seeking a throttling, brutal time."-deadrhetoric.com
Mission statement – If you feel like an alien in modern society this is the place for you.
A Pretext to Human Suffering was formed in the spring of 2020 as a solo project by Chris Mathis (Defleshed and Gutted). In the early summer of 2020 the line up was rounded out with Lord Marco on drums, Beto Vipe(Devour the Unborn), Wes Van Hook(Sold Soul, ex Lord of War on guitars, Spencer Atkinson (Cryptic Enslavement) on bass and Chris remaining on just recorded vocals. Apths is currently writing their full length which will be debuted through Reality Fade Records. APTHS plays a mix of technical, slamming, brutal, dissonant death metal. With a message of disconnect with modern society.
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⚠️NEW MEMBER ⚠️ We have parted ways with our original bassist and filling his role will be Spencer Atkinson of Cryptic Enslavement! We are looking very forward to have him in the band. His technicality and creativity is an asset we are glad to have! 🔨🔨🔨🔨🔨🔨🔨🔨🔨🔨🔨
⚠️NEW MEMBER ⚠️ We have finally rounded out our lineup in the sickest way possible, by welcoming @big_wavh into the fold. He's been writing with @vince_clortho and @betovipe behind the scenes for a little while now and I know every band says this but with 100% honesty the tunes we are writing together are the next evolution for this band. Our full length material is on another level and we couldn't be more stoked to be working with this like minded individual! Be sure to check his other bands out to get a taste of what he's bringing to the table. 🎧 The track you are listening to is upcoming off our EP Rotting Sanctum entitled "Humanity's final Cleanse" and will be available this fall via @realityfaderecords 🎧 @soldsoulnc @inhumanatrocities @eptoparasitic @defleshedandgutted Everybody give him a "oh fuck ya bud!" 🔨🔨🔨🔨🔨🔨🔨🔨🔨🔨🔨
We have teamed up with downright merch to provide all our North American fans with the highest quality prints and garments!
Our next release is available on Slam Worldwide and our bandcamp! Entitled "Chain of Command//Oppression" is a commentary on our current systems in place no longer serving the needs of the people.
🔨🔨NEW MEMBER ANNOUNCEMNT 🔨🔨
Beto Vipe of Defleshed and Gutted and Devour the Unborn is joining the cult. We are hard at work writing the full length with him AND another yet to be announced member. His style blends very well and his technical prowess elevates our music to new heights of brutality! He had this to say
Beto Vipe of Defleshed and Gutted and Devour the Unborn is joining the cult. We are hard at work writing the full length with him AND another yet to be announced member. His style blends very well and his technical prowess elevates our music to new heights of brutality! He had this to sayBeto Vipe of Defleshed and Gutted and Devour the Unborn is joining the cult. We are hard at work writing the full length with him AND another yet to be announced member. His style blends very well and his technical prowess elevates our music to new heights of brutality! He had this to say
"It is with great pleasure to announce to you all that I will be joining forces with A Pretext to Human Suffering (featuring members from The Faceless/Defleshed and Gutted/ Sold Soul) as guitarist/songwriter!
I am really looking forward to work with these guys!!."
Y'all ain't ready for this!🔨🔨🔨
Rotting Sanctum is now available on all streaming platforms and our bandcamp page. We have also made the instrumental tracks free to download!
Featuring Chris Mathis from Defleshed and Gutted, Lord Marco on Drums of Rings of Saturn. Available on all streaming platforms and for purchase on this website and our Bandcamp! We set the price low on Bandcamp so if you would like to support our future releases you pay more if you like.
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