Review Summary: Black/Death Metal for anyone who enjoys the likes of Azarath, Infernal War, to Diocletian to even Belphegor.
Blackened death metal has gained a large following in the underground recently, with bands such as Teitanblood, Antediluvian ect releasing quality material in a scene which largely consists of 3rd rate Blasphemy clones.
Prosanctus Inferi's debut Noctambulous Jaws Within Sempiternal Night combines the speed and aggression of Angelcorpse styled vocal work with the riffing and drum work of a band such as Azarath, this album is filled to the core with incredible black metal styled vocals, incredible drumming and monstrous yet highly melodic riffing.
This is very violent sounding yet catchy and most importantly, memorable. This is not another Blasphemy clone gas mask wearing gimmick, but a truly monstrous beast of an album, Prosanctus Inferi combine both death and black metal for a truly immersive experience. From the face melting riffs to the masterly done vocal work and the intense drumming this is not an album any fan of Black/Death Metal should miss.
Imagine the deformed child of both Angelcorpse and Azarath, and you can only begin to imagine the violent sounds and images this album creates. This is Black/Death almost borderlining on straight up War Metal. Dont be mistaken,this is not a badly produced wall of noise which some may suggest from the war metal comparision, the production on here is spot on for an album of this kind. Far from an unlistenable mess of sound, yet never clean to the point of sounding weak or overproduced.
The only complaint I do have with this album is that the vocals and musicianship do become very repetitive, the vocals consisting of only raspy shouts, and the musicianship lacks variety, consisting mostly of black metal tremelo picking backed up with death metal styled riffs, which sound like they came literally out of a Belphegor song.
But all in all this is a very memorable and unfortunately overlooked album in the modern world of underground extreme metal.
Black/Death Metal which effortlessly creates an atmosphere which conjures up images of war and death backed up wtih savage riffs and some of the nastiest vocals to ever be heard in the style.