Search


Categories

Latest updates...

BELLS OF ACHERON # 3 - review
(August 31, 2015)
ATOMWINTER - review
(August 31, 2015)
NAPALM TED - review
(August 31, 2015)
CHRONICLES # 1 - review
(August 30, 2015)
CRUCIAMENTUM - review
(August 30, 2015)
HEIMDALLS WACHT - review
(August 30, 2015)
MORBID SLAUGHTER - review
(August 29, 2015)
DEATHSTORM - review
(August 28, 2015)
HAEMOPHAGUS /... - review
(August 28, 2015)
WIND HEARSE - review
(August 27, 2015)
THE 3RD ATTEMPT - review
(August 26, 2015)
ONIRICOUS - review
(August 25, 2015)
INGURGITATING... - review
(August 24, 2015)
INEXORABLE END - review
(August 23, 2015)
LUCIFER´S CHILD - review
(August 23, 2015)
WEDERGANGER - review
(August 22, 2015)
OCEANS OF SLUMBER - review
(August 22, 2015)
KRISIUN - review
(August 21, 2015)
DIVISION SPEED - review
(August 21, 2015)
THE UNQUIET GRAVE - review
(August 19, 2015)
JUPITERIAN - review
(August 19, 2015)
NERLICH - review
(August 14, 2015)
KRIEGSZITTERN - review
(August 14, 2015)
PRIME EVIL - review
(August 14, 2015)

ESCARNIUM
ESCARNIUM
Excruciating Existence
(Hellthrasher Productions)
38:45min

Dark, crushing and all-mangling Death Metal... like it? Well, at least I happen to know I do in many cases - and Brazil's ESCARNIUM is simply a good example of how it can be done right. "Excruciating Existence", this 9-track debut full-length studio recording from these Brazilian Death mongers, is basically kind of 'meat & potatoes' type of a record, not really surprising anyone any more these days but still offering the basics for a murky, dark and heavy Death Metal the way that shouldn't leave the band completely ignored. Vocalist and guitarist Victor Ellian sounds pretty much like Ross Dolan of IMMOLATION and Craig Pillard on INCANTATION's debut album, "Onward To Golgotha" - added with occasional, guttural, inhuman growls similar to Bill Steer's that he used to do in the UK's finest gore gods CARCASS' "Reek Of Putrefaction" album. Tempo-wise, ESCARNIUM prefer using fast tempos within the songs on their debut (for the most of the time at least) - and slower and more atmospheric parts are left more behind within their well enjoyable Death Metal assaults. There's a few tasteful - more atmospheric and slower sections incorporated into this album, which I myself happen to like most because they tend to set a certain dark mood for the songs that really show what's true, old school Death Metal all about. Combine REPULSION's fast and grinding parts with some shameless, utter heaviness of bands like IMMOLATION and INCANTATION - and you have pretty much gotten a picture how these Brazilian Deathsters in ESCARNIUM sound like. "Excruciating Existence" being only the band's debut full-length studio album, it's really a solid piece of work altogether. You may want to sneak through their half-open door into the world of something macabre, disgusting and gory...? More at: www.myspacee.com/escarniumdm, www.hellthrasher.com

Luxi Lahtinen


Related reviews:
< back   |   print   |   report errors   |   order from Amazon.de   |   order from Amazon.com


© 2011 - Voices From The Darkside   |   Page origin: Dec. 04, 2000