Cerebrum is a trio from Athens, Greece. The band plays technical death metal inspired by Death, Watchtower and Pestilence amongst others, but the music isn't just limited to the metal genre as there also hints of jazz and progressive rock. The Greeks are good at mixing all the different inputs. The songs are complex, but Cerebrum doesn't overdo it.
The music does often have an almost rock-like and laid back feel to it. Cerebrum mixes this with some faster inputs now and then. This reviewer do miss a few more fast parts for additional variation as things do get a bit torpid at times. Something I like is that the bass is audible - it brings a lot to the mood of the music. It's also nice that Cerebrum think a bit outside the box and regularly add some abnormal parts.
In contrast to the standard death metal vocals the trio also uses some different types of clean vocals. It works well and provides the music with additional feel. The production is clear and dry. It fits the music, but a hitch is that it's also somewhat hollow and thin. As a result the music isn't all that dense.
Spectral Extravagance is a convincing effort that despite a few shortcomings promise well for what next to come from the Greek trio.