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Infinitum Obscure
Sub Atris Caelis

Label: Deathgasm Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 38:13
Tracks: 8
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: December 15, 2009
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Sub Atris Caelis

Rated 4/5 (80%) (21 Votes)

About three songs into this, I was thinking "hmmm, this sounds a lot like The Chasm" and then a quick look informed me that band founder and guitarist/vocalist Roberto Lizarraga used to be in The Chasm. It's like some Mexican Death Metal infection – once someone has done time in The Chasm, they can't help but sound like them. This is actually the second album by this band, who have been knocking around since about 2000, so this is no rookie disc.

I guess at this point we are going to have to stop saying bands like this are imitating The Chasm and recognize this as a genuine Mexican sound – a style as recognizable as the sweeping post-metal influence of Wolves In The Throne Room on US bands or the pervasive influence of Entombed on Swedish acts. This album is moody, atmospheric, and yet at the same time really gritty and dark, with a visceral punch to the guitar sound and twisted, involved riffs. Broken up here and there by gloomy piano tracks to lend some space, this is an impressive slab of bellowing Death Metal with hatred and heaviness to spare. This is nowhere near as intricate as the later releases by The Chasm, but fans will not be disappointed, and this is more direct than The Chasm's rather cerebral new output. If you enjoyed Serpens Aeon or Yogth Sothoth, then you should not skip this album.

Other related information on the site
Review: Sub Atris Caelis (reviewed by Larry Griffin)
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