One of the first things that strikes me is the singer’s vocals – they’re very full and ragged growls that don’t particularly sound human.
The music is relatively slow for Death Metal and has quite a few Doom/dirge elements to it, as well as the normal blast beats being in attendance, of course.
There is a distinctly otherworldly quality to the songs, especially when the leads take the fore; quite an impressive achievement considering the short duration of the tracks. The songs are very enjoyable and easily wash over you in a tide of grimy distortion and guttural malevolence.
A thick, dense, murky sound means the songs sound even more oblique than they might otherwise do. Add this to the bestial vocals and the unnatural atmospheres the band create and you have an album that is not your run-of-the-mill Death Metal.
Think Six Feet Under with more Doom, more filth and a bit of eeriness. Yes that’s right.
It’s heavy and it’s good. Give them a listen.