One day Sakuya went out to go stab people. When she went outside, she met Yuyuko. Yuyuko said, “Sakuya, you are a dumpling!” And then Sakuya was dumpling. Yuyuko was overjoyed by this site and ate Sakuya. As she was celebrating her victory, she wondered, “Why is Youmu crying in agony over BreadGod's shitty fiction writing skills?” As it turned out, Yukari was watching them all, and she was masturbating to them because she is a pedophile! RAAAAAAAAARRRGH! And then, everyone died. I decided to write up this asinine story because I'm running out of ideas for intros and I'm desperate to pad it out. Anyway, today I shall review the latest album from Aetherium Mors, Drenched In Victorious Blood, which was provided to me by the band itself.
Aetherium Mors play melodic blackened death metal that is vigorous and infectious. The drums pound into your skull like an infernal jackhammer, the double bass drills away with machine-like efficiency. The bass is rather high in the mix and gives the music a nice hint of groove. The vocals consist of a rasped growl that sort of reminds me of Heartwork-era Carcass. The Carcass influence is most obvious on songs like “The Fall Of God”.
However, the best element on here is the guitars. They frequently switch between black metal tremolo picking, melodic death metal shredding, and pure death metal chugging. What really caught my ear were the solos. Since their music is more melodic than most, it's obvious that they were going to include lots of solos, but what they've done here is incredible. They soar to the skies and invigorate the spirit. Some of them even remind me of Capharnaum (“Order Of The Talion”) and Vital Remains (“Sons Of Men”).
Drenched In Victorious Blood is absolutely amazing. It's a perfect fusion of viciousness and melody with some awesome solos. Also, on the first song, there was this one part where it sounded like the frontman was saying “Kill all the hippies.” I agree. We should kill all the hippies.