Harvest Gulgaltha first revealed its unique form of “cryptic necromantic black death metal” with its 2012 demo, “I.”
The simplicity of this title perfectly reflects the stark austerity of Harvest Gulgaltha’s music, which filters out the more ornamental features of black/death metal and distills the essential qualities of the subgenre into its most primordial base, leaving no frills to distract from its lethal potency.
Originally self-released as a very limited cassette under the band’s Aphotic Sonance label, “I” was later discovered and released by Nuclear War Now! on 12-inch vinyl format in 2014, with the agreement that Harvest Gulgaltha and NWN! would soon partner to release the band’s debut album.
A little over two years later, this prophecy is now fulfilled with this offering of “Altars of Devotion,” an eight-song, thirty-eight-minute aural manifestation of ceremonial corporeal necromantic workings.