Austerymn are a band from the United Kingdom that started out more as a melodic doom/death metal band but have evolved into more of a straightforward death metal direction over the years and this is a review of their 2015 album "Sepilcrum Viventium" which was released by Memento Mori.
Dark sound effects start off the album and after the intro the music goes into a very melodic old school death/doom metal sound along with some growling vocals and the music has a very heavily influenced early 90's sound along with the songs bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Blast beats can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with some high pitched screams and the solos and leads are also very dark and melodic and the songs also bring in a great amount of old school Swedish and Finnish death metal influences into their musical style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the last track also brings in a few seconds of keyboards and spoken word parts.
Austerymn moves away from the melodic doom/death metal sound of earlier recording s to go back to a more 90's style of death metal that is very heavily rooted in the Nordic tradition, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, despair, hope and suicide themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding recording from Austerymn and if you are a fan of melodic and old school death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Feeding the Grotesque" "Excarnation" "Necrolation" and "Riven". 8 out of 10.