Vltimas - Something Wicked Marches In LP (Black vinyl)


So this is a dream come true. David Vincent (Morbid Angel), Flo Mournier (Cryptopsy), and Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (Mayhem) forming a supergroup!? I was skeptical because I thought that they all have such history in the death metal genre and would not make great material but just showboat the whole time. Fortunately, I was Dead wrong. I liked this more than all most recent releases from Morbid Angel, Cryptopsy, and Mayhem. That's saying something because all their respective releases were solid. It's just that this album is more than solid.

It's a wonderful blend of death and black metal. You'd think I would just say blackened death, but no, that is not the case. There are ripping death moments and blistering evil black moments which combine for a genre treat for the ears. The writing is probably overall the best aspect. There are a few cheesy moments... Like Monolilith as a whole. It's just so dang fun to listen to! There are such catchy hooks in pretty much every song. The vocals, guitars, and drums all offer savory morsels to feast upon making you only want them more! I personally enjoyed this album so incredibly much even through it's pitfalls