Mortiferum are a band from Olympia, Washington that plays an old school mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 demo "Altar Of Decay" which will be released in March by Blood Harvest.
A very dark drone orientated sound starts off the demo along with some bells ringing before going into more of a heavier doom metal direction while the riffs also bring in a small amount of melody at times as well as the music being very heavily rooted in the early 90's era.
Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls while the solos and leads remain very true to an old school style along with the faster sections of the songs also bringing in a decent amount of blast beats as well as screams also being added into certain sections of the recording and all of the music sounds like it could of easily been recorded and released in 92, synths can also be heard briefly on the closing track.
Mortiferum plays a style of doom/death metal that is very heavily rooted in the early 90's, the production sounds very dark and old school while the lyrics cover darkness and death themes.
In my opinion Mortiferum are a very great sounding old school doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Altar Of Decay" and "Grave Invocation". 8 out of 10.