Exmortus - Legions of the Undead (2019)

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As the album closes with the moody “Derniers chants (Un monde dépourvu de Dieu)”, the band has managed to unleash yet another excellent full-length release. It is very clear that Ossuaire is truly a creative force to be reckoned with, since very few bands can claim they released to killer albums in one year. Completely recommended for fans of Black Metal, ranging from Watain, Nightbringer, to rawer territories like Sargeist, Behexen and Horna.

The release opens with the brilliant album title track, full of crazy guitar leads and a crystal clear production, this track sounds both familiar and fresh at the same time, something not very common. The guitar acrobatics continue in the sinister “Swallow Your Soul”, which delivers catchy tempo changes and headbanging melodic passages.

The funky “Beetlejuice” is definitely the best track on this EP, fueled by some jazzy madness, and crazy cool drumming. With the whole Halloween/Horror movies vibe, the band delivers the crafty”Psycho” instrumental, filled with awesome tempo changes and showcasing the band’s musicianship. The album reaches its highest point, in terms of musicianship, on the closer “Night on Bald Mountain”, a track that has a certain Trans Siberian Orchestra vibe.

Overall, this EP is quite a master class in craftsmanship and creativity from Exmortus. The whole album has a very playful and cool vibe, slowly built up by the level of awesomeness of each song. If you are looking for something technical, playful and full of cool ideas, “Legions of the Undead” is one hell of a release you can’t afford to miss.

Band: Exmortus Album: Legions of the Undead

Label: M-Theory Audio

Release: October 25th, 2019

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Genre: Technical Death/Thrash Metal

Country: USA

Rating: 93/100
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