Friday, August 22, 2008
Absu - Barathrum V.I.T.R.I.O.L.
WOW, this album completely took me by surprise. Like many others I'm sure, I started getting into Absu through their "Tara" album; that's all anybody would talk about. Then I sorta put the fact that they did death metal before the blackened thrash that was to come later in the back of my mind for I just love death metal, specially the old stuff. I have never once heard Barathrum V.I.T.R.I.O.L. recommended or even mentioned in OSDM threads, so I didn't know what to expect. I'll tell you what I got though: raw, dark as fuck, incredible death metal. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the three live bonus tracks are fuckin great.