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Band
Vastum
Title
Carnal Law
Type
LP/EP
Company
20 Buck Spin
YOR
2011
Style
Death
3/1/2017 - Review by: Greg Watson
Has the feel of the grave oozing from your speakers
After listening to this album, I was floored to see that it was released back in 2011. I don't know what rock I had crawled under that caused me to miss this one but I'm glad I had an opportunity to check this one out. Vastum has a sound that while incorporating the key elements of death metal also has their own stamp on it. Galloping riffs are mixed with slowed tempos and some doom for a real funeral feel to it. The vocals are harsh, throaty and perfect. It's as though you can feel death itself oozing from your speakers when you're listening to this album. Another album that is restoring my faith in death metal returning to its form.
Recommended for fans of: Obituary, Bolt Thrower, Immolation
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4
MUSIC
4
VOCALS
4.5
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
4
LYRICS
3.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4 :AVE RATING

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DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Carnal Law
2011
20 Buck Spin
Greg Watson3/1/2017
4

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