VISCERAL THRONE - Omnipotent Asperity
GENRE: Brutal death metal
LABEL: Brutal Bands
YEAR: May 22nd, 2012
REVIEWED BY: PSL
PROVIDED BY: Visceral Throne
Visceral Throne is an Evansville, Indiana located four-piece. The music on Omnipotent Asperity is brutal death metal. Overall it's not different from so much else in the genre, but what it lacks in originality, it makes up for in the song-writing. It is 28 minutes of catchy, slamming and technical death metal
As I've already pointed out the songs are diverse. The band is good at mixing the catchy and groovy with the technical and brutal. And I don't think the band overdo one or the other. The music is often fast, but the four-piece is good at gearing down a notch or two when needed. I like that there are lots of groovy slams in the vein of what Abominable Putridity is doing.
Another thing I like a lot is that there's a couple of solo's here and there. These do add quite a bit to the feel of the songs. "Transcending Carnality" is a good example of this.
The vocals are low end and brutal. I think the way Dylan Cox sings fit the music just right. The production is okay. It's not muddy, but not too clean either. The only downside is the snare drum which does get a bit annoying after a while, but not enough to spoil the music.
Omnipotent Asperity may not be anything atypical in the genre, but in-spite of that I do think that the type of brutal death metal that Visceral Throne play is more interesting than a lot of what else is put out. Omnipotent Asperity has a little more to offer than you're standard brutal death metal cd, so if you like Suffocation, Deeds Of Flesh or Abominable Putridity then give the American four-piece a chance.