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Acerbus - Emanating Darkness
Review: Bringing together the elements of thunderous American death metal and the technicality of experimental bands like Suffocation or Meshuggah, this ultra-synchronized band produce the chanting chorus and blast of heavy old school death metal within percussive binary data blasts of power chord strikes exploding through several layers of rhythm shifting to allow an evolutionary phrase to unleash in final blast of driving theme. Instrumentalism is impressive all-around and vocals are of the gutteral puking that makes lesser bands drool, delivered in linear rigor that propels the music with violence.
Intelligent music with a clear path along which to develop, Acerbus provide in death metal what is needed to maintain the soul of the music and give it life as time and waves of bands pass: inventiveness within a technical spirit that does not over-obsess and drown out the narrative and progression of each song, and in that a hope for an eternal language of death metal for the specific doubts and terrors of ambitious souls in a time of great darkness.