Album Review: Phlebotomized — “Clouds of Confusion”

It’s no secret that I have become incredibly invested in Phlebotomized ever since I found Immense Intense Suspense/Skycontract back in 2017. So much so that when I requested to cover their demo Devoted to God (context) last year, I did it with the specific intention to prepare myself for their, at that time, impending new album Clouds of Confusion. This is a band who continues to play with the 90s death metal aesthetic and inject every single ounce of weirdness seemingly for the fun of it. Will their blend of avant-garde death metal truly pay off where old school death metal rules supreme? Let’s discuss.

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