Ossarium is a simply a bucket of fun. Lots of simple Grave-style 90s death metal riffs with some occasional wacky but catchy keyboards. Abundant driving mid-tempo grooves and a nice, heavy snare drum keep intensity throughout. I dig how the drummer doesn’t overdo it but keeps things nice and steady. This album is super 90s sounding. Sounds like if you took Grave, Unleashed, Samael, and the heavier Faith No More parts and mixed them in a blender and turned it into a delicious metallic smoothie. With just a hint of Ramstein. Reminds me of cassettes I used to buy from Century Media and Black Mark in the 90s, especially the latter when cool stuff like Séance was on there.
There’s a nice mix of catchy, simple riffs. Yet the songs are well balanced, since the arrangements are somewhat complex. I really like the sound levels on this recording and am impressed with overall tightness of the band and cool Sepultura-like guitar tone. The singer sings just enough , and at all the perfect times. Does a good job of growling but still making some key phrases easy to understand. Their sound is basically pretty consistent on the first three tracks. The last two tracks slow down a bit and get chunkier and more progressive. That keeps things interesting as the album itself wraps itself up towards the end. The final track goes all over the place musically and is rad. This is a must-listen.