Fortunately, Under the Pledge of Secrecy have mastered the science of mixing styles of extreme metal in their proper proportions. The result is certainly explosive, but in a very good way.
I feel unsettled, nervous, even insignificant as I listen, but the effect is more ominous than threatening.
Serpent’s Curse is a steamroller of an album, rolling over you at first listen, but then it metamorphs to a dark creeping mist rolling steadily into your innermost thoughts.
Sometimes you just want something that feels good. But enough about food. Let’s get to the meat of this burger (Maybe a little more about food).
This is a well produced, cohesive, and incredibly competent album which stands proudly on its own outside of a large pack of forgettable technical wankery with zero substance.
Lihhamon is a complex machine of destruction.
Omnivore becomes something of controlled chaos then, where anything can happen, but only within the cage built for the beast.
Imagine a soft snowfall covering the corpses littering a battlefield at the end of an epic struggle and you’ll have some sense of the esprit of the album.
Sacroscum plays a mix of the filthiest crust embedded in gnarly black metal resurrected from the grave of the first wave.