Sunday, July 24, 2022

Triumvir Foul - Onslaught to Seraphim Review

I was not so drawn to this band’s earlier material, even though I have enormous respect for their band members, as it is essentially a side project of the same people behind Ash Borer (and also involved in Dagger Lust, Uškumgallu, Serum Dreg). Nevertheless, Triumvir Foul’s brand of death metal could be filed as one of the filthiest possible, especially when it comes to the music and less on how openly gross they have to be in order to fit the category. It is fortunate to realize that their latest release Onslaught to Seraphim finds them at their pinnacle and is one of the best death metal albums I have heard this year so far, as it is truly crushing in every aspect. They have finally found the right spot when it comes to their sound (production proved aching in previous works), actually helping the ideas to come out without coming across as less chaotic or more tender. The record takes no brakes and there is no deviation from this certain style, yet tempos change speed frequently and it does not repeat itself so much that it all sounds the same. Onslaught to Seraphim is what death metal should be: extremely brutal, with gargantuan riffing and frenetic short term solos here and there, cavernous growls and an overall injection of aggressiveness and brutality that comes from compositional mastery and not extraordinary technical playing. “Domini Befallen” is a masterpiece track of the genre, “Serpents' Gnash for War” has the fastest and slowest playing of the album, “Slither of Corruption”, the self-titled track and “Infected Virtue” are simply bulldozers. I can finally fully get behind Triumvir Foul and recommend this record to all fans of this style, a definite highlight! [4/5 - Excellent]

Origin: United States
Label: Vrasubatlat
Release date: July 29th, 2022
Listen: Bandcamp

1 comment:

  1. Glad you covered this, I have for better or worse been a fan of everything they've put out since this record and 'Onslaught to Seraphim' has been absolutely no exception!