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ORCUSTUS - Same - SOUTHERN LORD  
The songs here were written over the span of some years ending in 2007 and the band has featured two members of Gorgoroth in Tormentor and Infernus previously. These days Orcustus are a two piece in Taipan of Abattoir fame and Dirge Rep of Enslaved fame. The resulting seven song 42 minute offering is pure black metal with fast sharp riff and scatterings of early thrash influences without any extras to dilute and bore. Coil starts things off and is fast and reasonably heavy with trademark black metal screaming vocals. Just over five minutes later and Orcustus have already left their mark. Of Sophistry Obsession And Paranoia’s foundation are early black metal sounds. The production and sound is like layers of Venom, Bathory and the like lurking somewhere but the song overall is more like a cross between the Pentacle style of death metal and more traditional Norwegian black metal. Conversion, sometimes chaotic sometimes simple, is just black metal. Jesus Christ Patricide is guitar churning heavier black metal, simple and an effective song title too. Death And Dissolution is straightforward in delivery with drums and guitars moving steadily and speedily for almost five minutes. Ego Sum Chaos has a blackened early Kreator like start as a testament on the thrash influence. Asphyxiokenisis closes off and does the job. The cover depicting a sort of amputated body with little else but a womb and groin is simple but striking as well, worth a look and listen. - Anna Tergel




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