Devourer - Raptus - Reviewed By OccultBlackMetalZine! Sunday February 6 2022, 8:34 PM
Devourer - Raptus - Reviewed By OccultBlackMetalZine!

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 Sweden's  Devourer  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  them  music  going  for  more  of  an  aggressive  and  melodic  style  of  black  metal  mixes  in  with  touches  of  death  metal and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Raptus"  which  was  released  by  Iron,  Blood  And  Death  Corporation.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  also  shows  an  influence  of  the  classic  Swedish  style  mixed  in  with  modern  elements  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

 Throughout  the  album  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  lot  of  melody.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic    style  along  with  one  track  also  introducing  clean  chants  and  vocals  onto  the  recording.

  Spoken  word  parts  van  also  be  heard  on  a  couple  of  songs  along  with  some  of  the  music  also  bringing  in  elements  of  death  metal  and  growling  vocals  which  is  also  different  from  previous  releases  the  band  has  put  out  in  the  last  few  years  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  atmospheric  sounds  can  also  be  heard  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Darkness,  Death  occultism,  Anti  Religion and  Existential  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Devourer  and  if  you  are  a f an  of  aggressive  and  melodic  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Bearer  Of  Dark  Tidings"  "Apokruptein"  "Visions  From  Megiddo"  and  "Torrents  To  The  Void".  8  out  of  10. - OccultBlackMetalZine

Release Date: January 31, 2022

FFO: Dark Funeral, Kadaverdisciplin, Mgla

Location: Sweden/Russia

Devourer was formed by multi-instrumentalist John Falk (Sorcery, ex-In Aeternum) in Sandviken, Sweden 2002. The first demo came out in 2003, and then four full-length albums and a handful of videos and singles have been released. Vocalist Fredrik Håf (Patronymicon, Sordid Flesh) joined Devourer in 2007, and bassist Oksana Falk (Teodolit) and guitarist Johan Vikholm (Sorcery, Patronymicon) joined the band in 2019. Raptus is Devourer's fourth full-length album. It was written and produced by Devourer, and the cover art has a design made by Vald de Mar. It's available to order on digipak CD from Devourer's Bandcamp page.

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