Following on from 2021’s Majestic Dissolve, The Parasitic Chambers is a 38-minute hymn to old-school death metal.
The Parasitic Chambers is steeped in 80s death metal lore. Almost everything about Conjureth is bent towards this era, right down to the the production, with its satisfying guitar and drum sound. Thrash elements can be heard, especially in many of the riffs. This is only to be expected, due to the nature of Conjureth’s 80s influences, where genres weren’t yet so distinctly separated. Conjureth play the original timeless death metal style with skill and talent.
Conjureth can clearly write a good song, and if you’re a fan of the classic era then there’s a lot to enjoy on The Parasitic Chambers. The riffs tear out at speed, and the drums pound and punish. The vocals savagely rip up the airwaves as the band unleash molten riffs and lightning solos. This is a satisfying and enjoyable collection of tracks, and Conjureth have produced a worthy second album.
The Parasitic Chambers is like a relentless shot of frenzied riffs and inhuman drumming straight into the bloodstream. A record like this doesn’t need to reinvent the wheel, it just attaches it to a death metal sports car and drives it too fast and recklessly. The album boasts an unstoppable and unrelenting energy, right up to final cut The Unworshipped II, which gives the listener time to breathe a bit as the band indulge their doomier and more atmospheric proclivities.
Very highly recommended for old-school adherents everywhere.