I’ve enjoyed Chasmic Transcendence, Stoic Death, and The Mortal Horizon, so I felt it would be remiss of me to not check out Towards Nebulae. Continue reading “Desecresy – Towards Nebulae (Review)”
Both Chasmic Transcendence and Stoic Death made very positive impressions on me, with the band’s heavy, old-school approach ticking all of the right boxes. Continue reading “Desecresy – The Mortal Horizon (Review)”
We’ve met Desecresy before with their third album, Chasmic Transcendence.
This is Old-School Death Metal that mainly favours a mid-paced/slow assault, with morbid atmospheres and Doom/Death influences.
If you imagine a band like Bolt Thrower and add a bit of Doom/Death flourishes then you’ll have a good idea of where Desecresy are coming from. It’s a simple and effective formula that sees the band steamroll through these 35 minutes with warlike ease.
The vocals growl raggedly while the music trudges relentlessly onwards. Emotive and sinister leads provide a lot of depth for the tracks. The rhythm guitars focus on providing a murky backdrop for the songs and the drums and bass underpin everything in their own unhurried way. In fact, special note should be made of the bass, as occasionally it takes a more central role than the instrument usually does, and those bits in particular sound niiiiice.
So, with good songwriting Stoic Death is an enjoyable trip into Desecresy’s world. At this stage in their career they obviously know what they’re doing and the songs on Stoic Death are accomplished slabs of deathly darkness.
Devotees of Old-School Death Metal be sure to check this out.
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.