SEDIMENTUM - Suppuration Morphogénésiaque (CD)
The highly anticipated debut full-length by this Canadian band. Sedimentum was born in 2018 when a few friends who had been wanting to play filthy Death Metal for a little while, got together in the extreme coldness of Québec City. Theirs is an atavistic and gnarly form of Death Metal mainly influenced by old Finnish and English bands that strikes the listener as being straight up summoned inside unbounded, dreary catacombs from a long buried past. Pounding blastbeats, insufferable slow parts and weird Finnish riffs blend well together in their take on modern Death Metal. But make no mistake: Sedimentum ain´t just about cavernous ambience. They ain´t just about dank atmosphere: their music is filled to the brim with memorable, utterly heavy riffs that suck you in and spit you out into a vortex of putridity where all you can do is wallow in the sludge and gasp for air until your certain demise. After releasing a critically acclaimed demo in 2019 and a couple of split 7" EP´s, here comes the band´s debut on full-length format. "Suppuration Morphogénésiaque" dives headlong into a chunky blend of overdriven bass, gut-splitting guitars, skull-pummelling drums and absolutely gargantuan vocals. Befitted with a raw, uncompressed production that harkens back to when Death Metal terrified the masses with its violently unwelcoming sounds, this is not an album that faint-hearted trendies will like. This is pure unfiltered filth. As the glorious Brad Moore cover artwork aesthetically displays, the grotesque and malignant horrors on this album are vibrant and unforgettable, something the music lives up to and surpasses expectations with. Taking the gloom of some Death/Doom Metal but keeping the overall mood much more feisty and aggressive, there is bark and bite on this album while never being superficial about its actual feel. Everything seems too candid and urgent to be premeditated, with precision but also spontaneity, there is no holding back the beast that is Sedimentum now they have lurched and lumbered forth from whichever catacombs they dwelled within. You will be putrefied and you will love it.