Finnish death act Corpsessed let us into their world once again with their sophomore effort titled “Impetus of Death”. This time around, Corpsessed hopes to achieve more when it comes to heavy writing and overall brutality. While taking their time in songwriting, they have achieved a sense of atmosphere and evil without having to go at excessive speeds at all times. This modern death delight should appeal to you fans of early 90’s death metal, Swedish death metal and death-doom genres alike. As simple as it sounds, it is rich with layers and that adds complexity to the mix. Corpsessed keeps it ominous and , yes this is cliche; brutal.
Corpsessed doesn’t deliver much outside of their initial sound that they start Impetus of Death with. Fans of consistency and delivery with appreciate this linear attack of heavy music. Those looking for variety with the album will be disappointed. The noticeable tempo changes on the album is found on the song “Paroxysmal” as it’s the fastest and shortest song on the album, splitting the album in half and adding some diversity to the structure of the album. “Impetus of Death” truly has a doom nature about it as well, which is intoxicating and menacing.
I didn’t find much wrong with the album but nothing stood out as massively stellar either. It’s a solid release for those who prefer their death metal to be nice slow. The album ends really well with a monolithic 10+ minute song that builds and builds, adding layers and as the song progresses the song just seemingly gets heavier and heavier. Check this album out, spin it digitally or physically a couple of times and absorb what Corpsessed are doing here. You won’t regret it.
Rating: 7 out of 10
Release Date: November 23rd 2018
Label: Dark Descent Records
FFO: Tyranny, Disma, Incantation, Demigod and Abhorrence