Monday, December 7, 2015

Austerymn - Sepulcrum Viventium

Austerymn is a four piece band consisting of Rik Simpson - vocals, Guitar, Steve Critchley - Bass, vocals. Stu Makin - Lead Guitar, Nikk Perros - Drums. Genre described as Death Metal. Band origin St Helens, Wigan, Athens.

Sepulcrum Viventium album released on April 2015 on Memento Mori Records. My first impression, an intense powerful ride. The band manages to capture the early roots of the death metal genre. Demonic vocals, heavy guitar tones, devastating double kicks. Songs like "Written In Scars", have an impact that is hard to dismiss. Fast attack, memorable verses similar to those found in early Monstrosity albums. Other bands that come to mind that show heavy influence would be Grave, Suffocation, At The Gates and others from that time frame. I also enjoy the solos, they are well thought out and not overdone. Darkness Burns Forever, is one of my favorites from this release. Sonic perfection and an excellent tune to get into. The song "Dead" is another strong contender. It is relentless brutality and I ended up putting this on repeat on many occasions. 

Overall, this album is a beast. You will not be disappointed. If you like extreme death metal with old school themes, then this is the album for you. 
~Artemortifica

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