Saturday, April 1, 2017

Mortem-Deinos Nekromantis (2016)

Now this album rocks my socks off. Sure, you could pretty much say the same for any Mortem's releases; they have all been freakin' awesome, but this one is different. This one sticks on the mind like flat Ginger Ale would when spilled all over the new hard-wood floor. It's not that there is a specific element of this release that makes it more worthwhile than other such classics from the band, though there is a much more obvious focus on brutality, with certain songs being all out Death metal-fests as well as a more pronounced focus on "Killer riffs" and a darker, more cerebral atmosphere. However, none of these elements are what make this album what it is. Rather, it's something deeper, and I know what it is...Okay, I shouldn't have led you on like that. I don't have any fuckin' clue what it is, but what I do know, is that I like this album. I feel like it's one of Mortem's most...well, most everything album. What makes this so cool, is that there is such an obvious chemistry between the  guitarists, making it sound like they are really working together to create a cohesive work of art through the solos, as opposed to just pointlessly shredding way. Drumming is nothing beneath completly phenomenal on this album. While most drummers simply blast on and on Amduscias instead supplies a huge amount of variety, as well as still performing constant blast beats, giving us everything. As far as tone goes, his snare has a distinct echo to it. Now, imagine that the low, rumbling I mention there is the bass drum. While it is powerful and terrifying, it's a far cry from the fake, overly triggered bass drums of modern day drummers. Fuck it, just check it out regardless of your musical taste. This is a fucking Masterpiece !!Ăº
Review by Paul Caravasi

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