With somber, but exceedingly hostile guitar lines, this work elevates death metal to more meticulous and technical standards. Although it does have only five tracks, it is really an enormously refined work, that redefines the genre in several different perspectives, although it does maintain intact the integrity of the genre. Despite being a little common ground in some passages, the concentrated heaviness of the rhythms – mainly acquired by a very cohesive guitar work, that holds the harmonies in a very solid and agglutinated basis – really escalates to a new level of excellence, destined to please each and every fan of death metal.
With guttural vocals, and a powerful domain of the obscure sound, Acta Non Verba introduces a new life force into the genre, while respecting the traditional traits of death metal. Being a little more blackened death metal in some parts, the major achievement of this album is an interesting pattern of subtle sonorous innovation, which gives to the band the force of a style of their own.
Working splendidly to reinforce a more virulent, but very elaborated approach to the genre, Deitus really achieved a major result, in a magnificent spirit. Aggressive, tempestuous and intermittently coherent in the line of its proposal, Acta Non Verba creates and perpetuates a new form of perspective into death metal, with a work that repatriates lucid and colorful harmonies into a chaotic sonorous scenario, delivering a redemption that the genre really needs, since being exceedingly exasperated by lack of identity, innovation and originality, suffering from lack of creativity for a while.
Definitely an album worthwhile listening, Acta Non Verba is death metal, concentrated by a force of its own. Compounding, strong and full of life, this album really deserves the attention from each and every enthusiast in the underground scene.