Unique Leader Records has a nose for signing some of the most relentlessly brutal death metal bands, and one of their most recent signings, Odious Mortem, is no exception either. The band operates within the already familiar framework of the brutal death metal that Unique Leader has made their trademark. Of course that doesn't leave a whole lot to the imagination. Actually I'd say it leaves nothing at all to the imagination, but it doesn't make the music less good. Music-wise the band lie somewhere in between Severed Savoir and Incantation, so to put it another way, the music is ultra fast and ferocious death metal with deep and guttural vocals. The songs are fairly varied, but somehow the band has an unfortunate tendency to become rather monotone in the long run and that is probably due to the fact that Devouring the Prophecy is one long pummel, but I nevertheless enjoyed most of the material quite a bit.
A thing that pulls down a bit in the overall impression is that there's not one single solo on Devouring the Prophecy, and I find that to be a shame because it would have added further variation to the songs, but it's really only a minor detail that I'm able to distract from, though it does occur a bit too obvious at times. The production was done by Matt Sotelo [from Decrepit Birth], and the result is a clear and not very dim production that allows the listener easily to hear the smaller details, but this is done without compromising the brutality. It's hard to emphasize one song in favour of the other, simply because they all are more or less built on the same formula. As I wrote earlier, I found Devouring the Prophecy quite enjoyable and it's a worthy debut despite of a few lacks here and there.