Cruciamentum - Charnel Passages LP (Black vinyl)
UK death metal group Cruciamentum have something of a cult following, with great reviews for their 2009 demo Convocation of Crawling Chaos and 2011 EP Engulfed in Desolation. The four piece have been wallowing in the murky depths of the death metal underground since 2007 and have finally come out with their brilliant début full length Charnel Passages.
Charnel Passages is the best death metal album released so far all year, bristling with a modern occult atmosphere, brimming with technicality and majestic songcraft, while fully submerged in the rotten decaying swamp of old school death metal filth. This should be right up the alley of all death metal fans, whether they revel in the classic or the modern.