Ossuarium
Living Tomb


4.0
excellent

Review

by TheSpirit CONTRIBUTOR (151 Reviews)
July 11th, 2019 | 11 replies


Release Date: 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 10th 2019


25534 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2019


16273 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nice shorty dude.



I dig this album quite a bit too.

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Papa Universe
July 10th 2019


22127 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

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

living POS

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2019


25534 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


1053 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album is filthy. spiritual (harhar) pos

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Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
July 11th 2019


2793 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nice

Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
July 11th 2019


9624 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That double contrib rep

Nerdurosis
July 11th 2019


142 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The outro to 'Corrosive Hallucinations' is sexy

Hawks
July 11th 2019


72296 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice. m/

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TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
July 11th 2019


25534 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thankx

ffs
July 11th 2019


5358 Comments


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



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