Putridarium – “Putrefaction” (2021)


by Ton Basileion

Putridarium create tunneling melodies that foster the sensation of exploring a vast network of caves. These songs use trudging, chugging power chords to add a sense of violence to the foreboding. The effect resembles the deepening evil on Blaspherian’s EP Allegiance to the Will of Damnation.

In deceptively simple form, a single melody bends and twists throughout the course of each song enabling the band to experiment with how far a riff can be stretched. Surprise notes make their way into familiar tropes from the canon of the doom-death tradition, which creates a sense of the unexpected in the listener, and possibly imparts an intimation of an underlying, evil purpose.

By diverting focus from the purely aesthetic elements of oldschool death metal that are so fashionable right now, Putridarium distinguish themselves from the waves of bands being pushed at rapid pace by the hip record labels seen everywhere on social media. This is a welcome journey into the darkness present underneath the surface of our seemingly ordered world.

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2 thoughts on “Putridarium – “Putrefaction” (2021)”

  1. tiny midget says:

    Hi Brett:

    Is there a reason why there are no Malevolent Creation reviews in the archives?

    Hails!

  2. Berg says:

    Reminds of Ysigim’s Silent Middle Ages. Barely contains more than one riff, but it lends a hypnotic quality.

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