Holy shit that’s a deep drop to start with! It’s very slow paced, complemented by some choral sounds and other textures. Deprivation is a slow release album, where the guitars are deep and full of sustain. However, the skill in the riffs is not to be underestimated. And even the drums show respectable skill even in such a low BPM. The vocals are mostly on the growlish side, but are grating and fill out an atmosphere of horror.
The album just sounds good, clearly showing patience to develop a sound they sought for. You can listen to this for hours and be satisfied.
If you are a fan of Esoteric, this is for you, I went to listen to them after this, and back to it again. Not disappointed at all. And it comes with an impressive masterpiece of an album cover (It kind of reminds me of Sepultura’s Arise). Honestly, I’m more into fast pace adrenaline insanity, but I can turn to this quite happily as it serves as a perfect reminder that metal can be extreme in more than just fast tracks.
Aslak Karlsen Hauglid – Bass
Alkurion – Drums
Yixja – Guitars/Synth
Chris G – Vocals
Rating: 9 out of 10