Bedsore - Hypnagogic Hallucinations LP (Black vinyl)
What Bedsore have done here on their debut meets the high expectations I’d placed upon them when examining their demo tape a couple years ago. It may not appear as a classic ‘riff’ album to start but I’d suggest the amount of detail here on is par with that of greatest intensity and that all details are not possible to absorb in a single sitting. Beyond the pleasing atmospheric textures and incredibly dramatic presence of the performances within ‘Hypnagogic Hallucinations’ wins me over in terms of artistic direction bearing intuitive dreamscapes by way of Timo Ketola for the cover artwork, a blistering logo from Samu Salovaara (Emptiness Productions, ex-Swallowed) and their alignment with 20 Buck Spin making all of it not only possible but stunning beyond expectation in terms of physical product that lives up to the music within. Bedsore‘s first trip is absolutely worth getting to know in great depth and though it will foremost appeal to listeners seeking apeiron-yanked celestial death metal sauntering, there is great potential for its detailed innards to eventually spill out upon folks interested in classic progressive death metal permutation. ‘Hypnagogic Hallucinations’ is an essential listen for 2020 and as such I’ve given highest possible recommendation of it.