Hailing from Chile, HADES ARCHER is staunchly and proudly a duo: foul and filthy, yet fuller than most bands twice their membership. Across their prolific canon, HADES ARCHER has come to define – and set the gold standard for – modern black/death metal hailing from South America. Rabid fans for many years.
In 2012, Hateaxes Command departed and was replaced by Skullcrusher Hammers, due to N-III’s move to Valdivia years before. With this lineup, HADES ARCHER launched a number of live rituals and recorded the mini-album The Curse over Mankind.
They at long last, now arrives Temple of the Impure: the grand culmination of HADES ARCHER’s hard graft in the underground the past decade-plus, and a grimy new jewel in the reigning crown of Chilean black/death. The heavy black/death metal band’s first newest recording in two years is here. Temple of the Impure proves that the silence was indeed golden. HADES ARCHER simultaneously surpasses the boundaries of chaotic overload and somehow delivering their most diseased and dirt-encrusted expression by paradoxically locating their cleanest and most professional recording to date. A dicey move in most bands’ hands, but here, the payoff speaks for itself.