Vomitory - Opus Mortis VIII LP (Dusk Blue/Black Marble vinyl)
Dusk blue black marbled vinyl limited to 200 handnumbered copies. Including poster and lyric sheet. Mastered for vinyl by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony in October 2019
Opus Mortis VIII is the last album of Vomitory after 22 years form the creation of the band. This album, if compared to the older efforts by this band, shows a little less pure death metal stye but, that does not mean that is less anger and killer.
First of all, the production of this album is excellent. The very 'dark' guitars are heard during the whole album and the work done on this release is just great. The solos on this album are simply great as their musicality and skillful scales brings each song a solo a great sound. The drums have a pretty good rhythm and clear sound, and the vocals are mixed above the music well. The production of this release is good and the album was made and recorded really well.
With respect to the lyrical themes and the voice of Erick, I think that he does an excellent job here and he gives to the album the 'death'' voice style. The lyrics are very interesting because some themes on this album are related to death, gore and kill.
The structure of the album, in my opinion, is pretty good as all the songs are well-structured and all the instruments and vocals do well with the tempos. Also, the music on this album has a good pattern and rhythm, making the album nicely structured.
Opus Mortis VIII is a very good and this album is recommended especially if you are looking for a bit less impulsive and more old-fashioned Vomitory but, in general, if you love death metal this cannot be overlooked.