The Convalescence fuses Deathcore with theatrical elements of Black Metal and the shredding guitars and blast beats of modern Death Metal. The band has remained mainly independent over the years with constant touring including tours with As Blood Runs Black, Rings Of Saturn, Upon This Dawning, Cryptopsy, Disgorge, Erimha, Soreption, Ill Nino, Straight Line Stitch, Motograter, Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Abiotic, and many more as well as joining Slayer, King Diamond, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Hatebreed, Slipkont, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Disturbed, Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder and many more on festivals including Mayhem Festival 2015, Dirtfest 2015 & 2016, Rock Fest 2016, and Texas Tattoo Music Festival 2016. THE CONVALESCENCE will release their This Is Hell full-length September 1st. The ten-track offering was produced by John Burke (Forever In Terror, Captain Kid, etc.), at Vibe Studios, mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Despised Icon, Beyond Creation, etc.) at The Grid and comes wrapped in the macabre cover art of Coki Greenway.
Less sludge and more death metal, anchored in a progressive metal framework, with even more hilarious lyrics about slugs than ever before, what we have on Esoteric Malacology is Slugdge at the peak of their songwriting powers. Is this gimmicky? Sure it is, but much like Nekrogoblikon play amazing melodic death metal with a fixation on goblins and bears, Slugdge do the same here with an angrier, progressive death metal lens to express the joys as well as sorrows of the world of slugs. Heavy as hell, quite varied from song to song, and full of compelling riff craft and surprises, do not sleep on this one. Ippocalyptica