Ossuarium
Living Tomb


4.0
excellent

Review

by Quattro Bajeena CONTRIBUTOR (153 Reviews)
July 11th, 2019 | 16 replies


Release Date: 02/01/2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Flames lick flesh.

Personally, death metal played an enormous role in how I perceived the quality of music last year. The new-school of old-school death metal scene has been raging for over a decade, and 2018 felt like the culmination of the classic meets contemporary style peddled throughout the last ten years. Ossuarium’s Living Tomb could have easily stood among the pantheon of greats from last year. It’s a record that lives up to its name, lurching about with the swagger of an undead behemoth, stench of decay oozing from every rotten pore. It is immediately evocative of OSDM death/doom greats Autopsy, the greatest compliment one could give a band of this style. It doesn’t just rest of laurels however; there is a macabre sense of melody that lurks behind the putrescent riffage, a gothic undertone that lends to the feeling of this album being an anquitious abomination, traipsing about for the taste of human flesh. Ironically, it also gives the album a freshness, and something that has kept myself (and others) returning this death metal cemetery, a place unsettling yet enjoyable all the same.



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TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
July 11th 2019


26327 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Bloon’s review is more substantial than this (obviously), but I’ve been digging this hard lately.

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Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
July 11th 2019


17622 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nice shorty dude.



I dig this album quite a bit too.

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Papa Universe
July 11th 2019


22505 Comments


am I the only one irked by the shortness of your reviews lately?
living POS

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
July 11th 2019


26327 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ope! I guess so lol. I’m taking that as you want to see more from me :] The next one will be longer, promise!

naughtcturnal
July 11th 2019


1415 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album is filthy. spiritual (harhar) pos

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Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
July 11th 2019


11273 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That double contrib rep

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Nerdurosis
July 11th 2019


183 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The outro to 'Corrosive Hallucinations' is sexy

Hawks
July 11th 2019


73729 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice. m/

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
July 11th 2019


26327 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thankx

ffs
July 11th 2019


5415 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

thought i had heard this but it was actually the ossuary album from this year. will check

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
July 20th 2019


26327 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hope you dig!

Atari
Staff Reviewer
July 28th 2019


25355 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

Better than Tomb Mold and most dm this year

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dwightfryed
July 28th 2019


118 Comments


Great record, hate to invoke the sacred name of Autopsy, but it fits here.

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
September 10th 2019


17622 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

You need to traverse the catacombs in Dark Souls 3 and Dark Souls to fully grasp the filth of this album.

Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
September 10th 2019


11273 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This review went completely under my radar. This album however

Inveigh
November 20th 2019


26669 Comments


love the short review format, good shit bro

this record doesn't do a ton to stand out from the seemingly hundreds of solid bands doing this style the last few years, but it's still very good m/

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