Sxuperion - Myriad

Hailing from California, Sxuperion play a unique form of black/death metal sure to catch your attention. It may take some time to catch on, but once it does, you will find that this release will get a good deal of play time in your CD player! The riffs here seem to be rooted in traditional 90’s death metal, however, they are performed with an immense passion for true black metal and things beyond. If you are into the riffing styles of Monstrosity, Sinister, Brutality, Dark Funeral, Darkthrone, and other bands such as these, this release is for you. Definitely cold, raw, and unforgiving. The drum work here is pretty insane. Pure chaos seems to be the only intent here, and I really feel the integrated intensity grow. Then it will stop, much like the symptoms of an introverted insanity. Not sure what the band is going for, but it is unique and quite unnerving. An ever so slight rumble compliments this aural blasphemy. Almost as if to let you know that the gnawing in the back of your mind is not without merit. Yes, something is there waiting to consume you.

The vocals remind me of a mixture of those from early Incantation and Disembowelment. Not much variation here, but then again, none is needed. The mood is set perfectly as it is. Overall, this was a very unique EP Not only do these guys have their metal down to a science, they mix it with dark ambient themes to create the next phase of metallic atrocities. There are certain genres in which this wouldn’t work, but it does here. This is the most unique release I’ve heard in awhile. The band should be revered for their creativity here. In the times that I have listened to this release, it amazes me it amazes me how the band have taken 2 different genres and blended them without losing the continuity of the material. As far as I am concerned, this takes a lot of thought and effort to get the end result just right. I would highly recommend this release to any metal head looking for something different yet true to form that doesn’t lose the intensity as defined by the norm of the given genre.

If, indeed this is the next phase of brutal black/death metal, then I will have to say that Sxuperion will be one of the bands at the forefront of the campaign if not leading it.

  1. Catastrophe Column
  2. Continuum
  3. Myriad
  4. Iniquitous
  5. Unecumenical Current
  6. Beyond The Cosmic Corridors

Reviewer: twansibon
Feb 21, 2018
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