Voiceless Hymns

Released March 31, 2015



A dual-album collection featuring the earliest works of Charnel House, recorded and released in extremely limited quantities on Sygil Records in 2010. Although later formed into a male/female duo with a slew of releases under their belt, these first two albums - both nameless - consisted of the solo audio experimentations of Adam Sommer in his most primitive form.

Recorded straight to cassette on an analog 8-track mixer, Voiceless Hymns contains almost an hour of dissonant, hazy guitar melodies performed asynchronously over pulsing drum blasts and eerie samples. With a fidelity that pays homage to the bleakest of production styles, the sound spectrum travels between the free-form nature of avant-garde and the churning, rotten tones of black metal.


- Transparent red cassette with black/clear labels
- Linen drawstring pouch with black silkscreen printed art on front and back
- Black laser-printed insert on red cardstock
- Fragments of bone inside miniature vials


Charnel House [self-titled]
A1 - 06:59 - Abominable
A2 - 07:39 - From Flies' Wings
A3 - 02:31 - Combustion Engine
A4 - 04:55 - Erase Relief
A5 - 05:04 - Contristo
A6 - 07:31 - In Time, Time is Zero

Charnel House/Agakus Split
B1 - 02:44 - Introduction
B2 - 07:30 - Infinite Instance
B3 - 06:42 - Borax Pillow