|Review: Vehementor - Dungeons of Grotesque Symmetry|
|Dungeons of Grotesque Symmetry|
Label: Satanath Records
Year released: 2019
Review online: October 4, 2020
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
for:Dungeons of Grotesque Symmetry
Rated 4.25/5 (85%) (4 Votes)
Vehementor come from North Macedonia of all places, and they apparently spent the six years between their inception and the release of their debut, Dungeons of Grotesque Symmetry, crafting a Groove-laden Death/Thrash sound that's like a mutated monstrosity made from the melodic sensibility of Insomnium and later Sentenced, the harsh pompousness of Amon Amarth, and the striking grooviness of early Lamb of God. That description might be off-putting to a lot of readers, but for my money it makes for a fresh and engaging sound that I've been listening to regularly for quite a while now. The musicianship is strong, the vocals like a crossbreed of Johan Hegg and Niilo Sevänen, and the songwriting gruff and masculine while being infectious enough to cause involuntary movement throughout your body. It's a bit scant at just under 30 minutes of material, and the Groove influence may be too much for many, but I found this to be a novel and aggressive release that leaves me wanting so much more from this band.
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