Sunday, March 8, 2015

Lectern - Fratricidal Concelebration

Lectern is a four piece band from Italy. Members include, Fabio Bava: vocals, bass. Enrico Romano: guitar. Pietro Sabato: guitar. Marco Valentine: drums. Genre described as Death metal

Fratricidal Concelebration album released on Sliptrick Records February 2015. My first thoughts, this is a full adrenaline ride. The sheer brutality comes through on each and every song. Madness and destruction awaits the unsuspecting listeners. The death metal roots are evident through the entire opus. Tracks like Labial Of Inveigher, Pulpit Of Tormentation and Deign Of Ceremonier are technical and yet carry certain melodies that are catchy and will have you moving your head. One of my favorite song would have to be Falsifier Bribed In Desanctification, it reminds me of old Pestilence. The solos are awesome and the riff arrangement is complex but still manages to bring the feeling of the old school DM across. In terms of production, this is a crushing sounding release. Drums are destructive with hyper blast beats and monsterous double kick action. Heavy distorted guitar tones with fluid sounding solos. 

In conclusion, aggressive and punishing sounds that is pure to the underground. Fans of the old school dm as well as the new generation of metalheads will want to add this one to their collection. Bands similar to their style would be Malevolent Creation, Atheist, early Slayer, Monstrosity, Gorguts, Grave and Pestilence. ~Artemoritifca