Cellar Vessel - Vein Beneath The Soil - Reviewed by Necromance Magazine ! Check it out here at this link : http://necromance.eu/cellar-vessel-usa-vein-beneath-the-soil/
Formed almost a decade ago in Bozeman, Montana (USA), the CELLAR VESSEL trio offers us their second album under the title "Vein Beneath the Soil", which contains six songs of a technical and varied Death Metal, with some foray into the progressive, but always taking it towards a very powerful aspect, but always with a predominance of technique, although we must recognize the band for a good compositional work since the songs have a melody in their riffs that make them stay in our minds sounding really good.
The first thing that stands out in this “Vein Beneath the Soil” is an excellent quality of sound and production, the band sounding very current, clean, powerful and with a shine in all the instruments that make them appreciate in all their splendor. Thanks to this, the compositional and technical quality of the band acquires a special relevance, highlighting the good work of the instrumental work of all the musicians, although I would also like to highlight the good vocal work, since Dario Scotto has managed to stand out with a excellent vocal work at the level of the instruments, since it does not rest from varying registers either in a more guttural way, as well as others more torn and agonizing. Among the topics included, and highlighting that progressive work that I previously mentioned, I would like to highlight the great work done in "In a Regal Age I Ran" where the band gives an outstanding version of their compositional power and where they do not hesitate to include dozens of riffs, varying from one to the other both in rhythm and tempo, but adding female voices, orchestral parts, progressive riffs ... something really varied and that has surprised me by its freshness. “Slumber” is a short interlude with a clean male voice and accompanied by music that is far removed from Metal, and that contrasts with the following song “Narcissus” that has from the beginning introduces us to a technical, convoluted and technical Death Metal that, due to its rhythm sounds truly decadent, to give way to faster and more brutal parts where the technique is not lost at any time. Where the band has done a lot of work, and my favorite of the whole recording, It arrives with “Slither” a great song of almost nine minutes, with an amalgam of technical riffs and orchestral effects that accompany Dario's brutal vocals, creating a true Progressive Opera Death that is truly remarkable. The band has not ceased to include good riffs and technical details at any time of this song, even highlighting some part something Djent, another riff something close to Deathcore, which contrasts with an ethnic interlude, and even the appearance of the sax and the piano for offer a greater variety and that has surprised me by its quality.
The CELLAR VESSEL album is outstanding , without a doubt, a truly entertaining, varied work full of quality in every way, perhaps not suitable for the most purists of the genre, but highly recommended to those who are more open-minded and eager to hear quality. and music that varies constantly, offering different atmospheres and feelings throughout its listening. - 9.5 - Necromance Magazine
Cellar Vessel's debut album “Vein Beneath The Soil” is an epic journey through cinematic dreamscapes and crushing death grooves, with moments of flamenco and jazz influences. This album was composed by Jake Schreuder in the isolation of the mountainous wilderness of Montana. Much like the unpredictable and often schizophrenic weather patterns deep in those mountains, the moods and styles of “Vein Beneath The Soil” shift in an awe inspiring range of emotions. Accented by Navarro's thundering drums, and Scotto's piercing vocals, "Vein Beneath The Soil" is a beautiful melodic descension into madness.
The seed for Cellar Vessel was planted in 2013, when Jake Schreuder sought to bring his compositions out of his dismal college dwelling, and into a legitimate project. With passions fixed on isolation and creativity, Schreuder posted the oxymoronic ad, “Calling All Musical Introverts.” Chris Navarro, an aspiring extreme drummer, was the sole replier. From that day forward, Navarro and Schreuder intertwined musical discipline, friendship, and unrelenting criticism in an effort to push them to their creative limits. Cellar Vessel’s first song, Murk was written in their first week of playing together, and rehearsed obsessively. Navarro, ever the exacting drummer, told Schreuder that his maximum blast/double bass speed at the time was 190 BPM, which in turn caused Schreuder to designate the song’s tempo to 191 bpm. This sort of encouraging musical cruelty laid the foundation for what was to eventually become an album’s worth of material on Vein Beneath The Soil.
Although the 3 members of Cellar Vessel now span across the country, the project originated in the musically deprived small town of Bozeman, Montana. The band was created, first and foremost, as a project meant for the author’s alone. But as skills and compositions progressed, the compulsion for live feedback became more appealing. Cellar Vessel’s music was rehearsed and practiced as instrumental pieces for over 3 years, until Dario Scotto was recommended by a close friend of the band. Scotto arrived with a small booklet of lyrics, which he spewed with magnificent guttural prowess over Navarro and Schreuder’s compositions. The intensity of the music paired with Scotto’s horrifying shrieks and desperate growls was the final piece of the puzzle. 4 years later, after a small handful of shows supporting nationally renowned artists, Cellar Vessel once again became reclusive and its members isolated themselves across the country in an effort to continually progress their disciplines. Now, this 8 year journey and its many lessons have realized this projects maturity, and signaled its readiness to be released to the public. Schreuder, Scotto and Navarro proudly present their first full length album: Vein Beneath the Soil.