Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Arkhum/Anno Universum/Vendulus Records/2011 CD Review

Arkhum are a band from Oregon that plays a very technical form of death metal with a blackened edge and this is a review of their 2011 album "Anno Universum" which was released by Vendulus Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a great amount of brutal blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing sounds very powerful and brutal with riffs that are very easy to hear at times, with some ocassional; use of pianos.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast brutal death metal riffs that are very technical sounding at times and there are some grindcore influences in the riffing, while the lead guitars are hearing brutal and technical sounding death metal guitar solos, as for the accoustic guitars when they are utilized they bring a Middle Eastern sound to the music.

Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls with some high pitched screams that mix grindcore and black metal together, while the lyrics cover Science Fiction, Space and Cosmology, as for the production it sounds very heavy and professional with all of the musical instruments having a very brutal sound to them.

In my opnion Arkhum are a vey good brutal death metal band with a blackened edge, and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Grief Urchin" "Bloodgetter Encircling" and "Nilpulse". RECEMMONDED BUY.