Thursday, October 31, 2013
Sacrarmentary Abolishment - River of Corticone (1996)
When it comes to blackened death metal, their are very few countries that keep pumping out quality material quite like Canada does. Blasphemy, Conqueror, Axis of Advance, Antediluvian etc.. Despite all the contenders, Sacramentary Abolishment is definitely one of the best. There are so many different variables as to why these guys (and this album in particular) rule. Like most blackened death metal, River of Corticone is (mostly) an incredibly fast affair accented with with mid-tempo grooves to destroy your room to. What really makes this stand out are two things - the fact that these guys delve into uncompromising doom sections and the fact they actually use melodic interludes to offset the band's usual destructive selves. Overall, an amazing, underrated release.