Vastum are a band from San Francisco, California that h as been featured before in this zine with a musical style I would describe as being brutal doom/death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Patricidal Lust" which was released by 20 Buck Spin.
"Libidinal Spring" begins with doom/death metal heavy guitar riffs and drums along with some dark sounding melodies and after a minute deep death metal growls make their way into the song and you can hear the bass guitars in the background and towards the end high pitched screams and spoken word parts are added into the song along with some guitar solos and leads.
"Enigma Of Disgust" begins with some heavy guitar riffs along with some blast beats which come in and out and a minute later growls start coming into the song along with some powerful sounding bass guitars and high pitched screams and after awhile the guitar riffing starts adding in some melodic elements as well as a brief use of dark sounding guitar solos and leads.
"3AM In Agony" begins with heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and then the growls and screams start kicking in and towards the end there are some old school death metal guitar solos and leads being utilized.
"Incel" begins with some dark guitar riffs before the drums kick in which leads to the music getting a lot of heavier along with some growls and after a couple of minutes screams are added into the song and halfway through the song there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads being utilized and towards the end there is a brief use of spoken word parts.
"Patricidal Lust" begins with some sound effects before the heavy guitar riffs and drums kick in along with some dark sounding melodies and you can also hear the bass guitars in the background and then the screams and growls make their way into the song and towards the end there are some guitar solos and leads being utilized for a short while and they come in and out of the song.
"Repulsive Arousal" begins with some dark and heavy guitar riffs and drums and after awhile growls and screams make their presence known in the song along with some old school death metal elements and powerful bass guitars and halfway through the song there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads which also leads to th e bass guitars getting more powerful.
Song lyrics cover Abjection, Eroticism and Death, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with a couple of songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Vastum and if you are a fan of doom/death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE Enigma Of Disgust" and "Repulsive Arousal". RECOMMENDED BUY.