Since their 2016 formation PHOBOPHLIC have steadily accumulated early releases in the shape of two demos, 2019’s Undimensioned Identities EP and a split release with Canada’s Sedimentum, all the while honing their craft out across the North American touring circuit - featuring live stints with Gatecreeper and Mutilatred respectively, as well as appearances at LDB Fest and Philadelphia Death Nexus - positioning themselves among US death metals most intriguing young acts.
Following their early productivity both in studio and on the road, PHOBOPHILIC pulled together to shape Enveloping Absurdity’s eight songs into existence. Shunning the fantastical in favour of lived human reality, the band - composed of Aaron Dudgeon (guitars and vocals), Josh Poer (guitars), Christian Alm (bass) and Vincent Tweten (drums) - opted to center their gaze on what it is to exist. Drawing from French writers Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre as well as Germany’s Fredrich Nietzche’s strains of philosophical thought, Enveloping Absurdity is a meticulous vivisection of the philosophical self and purpose, as it asks fundamental questions of life’s true meaning.
Across Enveloping Absurdity’s runtime PHOBOPHILIC’s quest for elucidation is explored in punishingly heavy fashion across... more
released September 16, 2022
All music and lyrics written by PHOBOPHILIC.
Produced by Adam Tucker and PHOBOPHILIC.
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording in the summer of 2021.
Additional synth performances by Adam Tucker.
Cover Art by Joonas Räsänen (EvM Art).
Logo by Samu Salovaara.