Monday, November 14, 2011

Sarpanitum - Despoilment of Origin (2007)

Brutal death from the UK. The album's concept is influenced by Babylonian mythology.

Musically it's a relentless beating. The production is very thick, the drums are particularly one of the strong points here. The whole thing sounds a bit like Behemoth, with a strong "majestic" feel, somewhat leaning towards modern death metal. The songs are excellently structured and there's not much time to catch your breath, except for the two-minute interlude, which is also nicely done.

Despoilment of Origin is an excellent album, I've no idea why I ignored it four years ago when it was new. I'm totally hooked now.