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Review: Cerebrium - When I Am Dead
When I Am Dead

Label: More Hate Productions
Year released: 2015
Duration: 40:00
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: November 17, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
When I Am Dead

Rated 3.25/5 (65%) (4 Votes)

Cerebrium hails from the Russian territory of underground Metal, formed by Morok (Bog-Morok, Morguenstern, Shexna, Downgrade, ex-Vo Skorbyakh) in November 2014, along with his friend Denis Grin (on drums). What Cerebrium basically represents is a pretty stretched mishmash of different styles incorporated into their debut album, When I Am Dead. Misanthropic, depressive and experimental post-Black/Dark Metal perhaps would not even be an appropriate enough description for this stuff, but it surely comes pretty close. When Cerebrium shows their true colors in their most aggressive and malicious form – like on songs such as "My Last Breath", "In Tenebris" and "The Unreturning" – they do sound most convincing, clearly ready to rip you down straight into a sea of blazing flames. But then again, whenever they switch Cerebrium into some sort of faggy Punk/Gothic mode like they do in "To Life", I start getting some ugly pimples. In fact, I think they are stretching their sound into something that may be just a little bit too much for an ordinary Metal music consumer, including me.

In any way, for the most part at least, When I Am Dead is a solid enough disc. With less musical diversity, it would have stood out far better. Ugh, I have spoken...

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