With solely a 2 track demo to their credit, Russia’s Gosudar quickly solidified themselves as a future force to be reckoned with within the realms of atmospheric death metal. Now, nearly 3 years later, the Moscow based trio re-enters the arena with their debut full length, Morbid Despotic Ritual, their sound fully realized and developed. With gut-churning vocals and seasick serpentine riffage, Gosudar wind their way through twisted, psychotic arrangements, while never sacrificing their oppressive heaviness for technicality, nor disregarding the sheer power of a razor-sharp hook. It’s a cyclonic style of death metal chaos crucial for fans of Dead Congegration, Mortiferum, and Incantation, and one that stands near the top of the new breed
Rotted Life Records (USA), 2021.