"FLESHKILLER INVENTS THE CONCEPT OF 'ELEGANT SLAUGHTER'. BETWEEN DEEPEST DARKNESS AND BLINDING LIGHT, 'AWAKEN' HAS GOT IT ALL. THIS ONE'S GONNA BE HARD TO TOP!"
- CHARLÉLIE ARNAUD / ROCK HARD FRANCE
"A new monument is born. Dynamic, explosive riff, Fleshkiller is the Great Bludgeoning."
- Loïc Cormery / Metal Obs
"Ole Børud is back at it again! The Extol mastermind and his fellow bandmates have delivered an incredible debut record packed with unique riffs and killer songwriting. If you're a fan of Extol's classic albums this record will definitely bring you back to the glory days!"
- David Davidson / Revocation
"It is, rhythmically and melodically, such a breath of fresh air - and exactly what I've missed from Extol over the years, except it brings a harsher, more pissed-off technical edge that appeals more to my inner death metal side. Oh and there are riffs for years, as well!"
– Mark Holcomb / Periphery
“Impressive by Fleshkiller, layer upon layer of musical treats; heaviness, brutality, technicality – and the trademark Extol drive! Standing ovation!”
– Yngve Moum Jacobsen / Heavymetal.no
"A breath of fresh air. "Awaken" is certainly one of the best modern Death Metal offerings I've came across in recent years."
- Sebastian Schilling / Rock Hard Germany
"With 'Awaken' Fleshkiller unleash their rage, showing brutal power and sophisticated tech. Ole Børud, at his highest, fights with Death (the genre in person) and gets rid of it, breaking the rules and taking the listener to his world made of cutting melodies and granitic riffs. This album is probably goin' to claim this year throne of prog death metal."
- Steve Giorgianni / Metal Hammer Italia
“Fleshkiller will be releasing its debut album Awaken on September 15 and there’s a high chance it’s going to rule.”
- Metal Injection
Founded by Ole Børud, Fleshkiller saw the light of day as a result of Extol's return to hiatus after their last album in 2013. Their debut album entitled ‘Awaken’ was recorded and mixed between late 2015 and early 2017 at multiple locations around the world. Also written by Ole Børud, the style of music mixes old school death metal aesthetics with rich harmonic prog fusion elements. Compared to his previous efforts in the genre these new compositions spark a new level of intensity!
“With their jaw dropping mix of pure metal brutality and mesmerizing hooks, Fleshkiller make an astonishing entrance to the stage of metal. Their debut record stand short of none, and is a testament to the fantastic musicianship and songwriting capabilities embodied by the band.”- Erlend Gjerde, Managing Director at Indie Recordings
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