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Review: Sotherion - Vermine

Label: W.T.C. Productions
Year released: 2024
Duration: 43:09
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: July 5, 2024
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (2 Votes)

This album sounds like a throwback to the days when Black Metal was still emerging from Death Metal with the early releases of Darkthrone or Gorgoroth, with a much chunkier and thrashier riff style and production with some meat on it. This is a one-man band with a guy who has spent a lot of time in bands like Aosoth or Order of Apollyon, so you might expect a more cerebral stripe of music here, but that is not the case. This is visceral and pugilistic, with a lot more flavoring from Celtic Frost than Blut Aus Nord. This is nothing new, but that's not a surprise, as this is an avowedly old-fashioned disc aiming for what shit was like in 1992. The riffs are really good, but I find the overall songwriting uneven, and the mood kind of all over the place. Fun, but it won't wow you.

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