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Review: Desecresy - Chasmic Transcendence
Chasmic Transcendence

Label: Xtreem Music
Year released: 2014
Duration: 42:03
Tracks: 14
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: June 16, 2014
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Chasmic Transcendence

Rated 4.2/5 (84%) (10 Votes)

The Finnish duo that makes up Desecresy, Jarno Nurmi on vocals and Tommi Grönqvist on all other instruments, has teamed up again for their third full-length studio album, Chasmic Transcendence. As many of you Death Metal maniacs probably know, both guys have history with such acts as Nerlich, Slugathor, Nowen, Serpent Ascending and a couple of others, so let those credits speak to this duo's ability to create something worth out attention.

On Chasmic Transcendence, Jarno and Tommi have put an enormous amount of emphasis on deep, strong atmospheres without sacrificing a bit of Desecresy's all-crushing heaviness, something they have become known for with their previous albums, Arches of Enthropy (2010) and The Doom Spectron (2012). The easiest way to describe the sound on Cosmic Transcendence is to imagine a beautifully ugly mutation made from British war masters Bolt Thrower and legendary Finnish Death Metallers Abhorrence. The former band's influence is undeniable; approximately 75% of Desecresy's sound follows the same violent and sulfurous road to the war zones where Bolt Thrower has victoriously battled for many years. There's also a specific, I must say "Finnish," element in their sound that connects them to Abhorrence, with all those beautifully haunting and eerie melodies cutting the thick air at the same time the killing on this record is about to reach its peak.

Chasmic Transcendence should provide great enjoyment for Death Metal fans. I enjoyed the album very much and am sure this album is Desecresy's next step to even bigger and better things. Man, it would be exciting to see them play all of this stuff live someday. The question is when?

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