album : The Great Mass
artist : Septic Flesh
genre : Death/Atmospheric Metal
year : 2011
Some of the greatest crimes that have been committed in the world will now officially have a background score to go with the crime scene. Yes, I am referring to the new release by Septic Flesh and they rightly call it The Great Mass. Always preferring their music to be atmospheric driven by blast beats, Septic Flesh does not let you feel devoid of black metal as well as death metal. They balance their act well.
I particularly have seen The Great Mass grow on me, because the first time I played it there wasn’t this urge to revisit. A few days later I realized those tunes playing in my head are actually from Septic Flesh‘s latest. That’s the magic we are in for. The atmospheric content raised by the orchestrations shine higher here. The band does not lose sight of the base, hence a lot of remorseless drumming. Five-Pointed Star off this album shows you the maturity in songwriting, so you don’t sit and analyze. You simply accept this orgasmic progression happening on the track.
There are phases on the songs with ups and downs. With repeated listens I have learnt to welcome the progressions. The intro guitar work on Rising helps the track take the swift route of building up on the same riffing. Highlights of the album are Apocalypse, Therianthropy, The Vampire from Nazareth, Pyramid God,
Nothing on the album is uncalculated, which is why fans of the band’s old albums will give time to understand the music. I want more of The Great Mass to satisfy my greed for atmospheric metal. You don’t take a chance with Septic Flesh, you just play them.
Rating : 4/5