A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some death metal growls a few seconds later and the music is more rooted in the more dark and underground 90's style of t he genre and when the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard as well as a great amount of morbid sounding melodies.
A lot of doom metal elements can be heard in the slower sections of the songs and there is also a brief use of screams while some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and all of the tracks sound like they could of been easily recorded and released more than 20 years ago and the songs stick mostly to a slow or mid paced musical direction and none of the songs rarely ever use any solos or leads except for t he last track while also always remaining heavy and the album closes with a cover of Incantation's "Profanation".
Grotesque Ceremonium plays a style of death metal t hat is very dark and heavy in the 90's tradition while also mixing in a decent amount of doom metal elements, the production sounds very dark and old school while the lyrics cover blasphemy, anti religion and Satanism themes.
In my opinion Grotesque Ceremonium are a very great sounding dark and blasphemous doom/death metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Defiled Spirits Of Unholy Torments" "Barbaric Apostasy" "In The Cauldrons Of Hell" and "Profanation". 8 out of 10.