The album opens with the thrash/death monster 'Blasphemia Manifesta', which immediately sets the tone for this album. From then on, things rage forward in sheer speed and with enough aggression to destroy a horde of berserkers. 'Contemptus Vitæ' even raises the level of brutality, adding influences from old school black metal to the already pummeling mix. This is probably as noisy and chaotic as the blackened death metal genre can get, absolutely punishing.
"Old school" seems to be keyword here, because all I can think of are old school black and death metal bands, from Dissection to Beherit or Bathory. Here and hints of melody might shine through, making 'Infinite Dark Hatred' make favorite track here and I can hear some post-black metal passages , but this is far from a melodic or post-black metal album, believe me. It claws, it slashes, it scorches. It shows absolutely no mercy.
'Torment Of The Damned', is another one of my favorite heres, showing some brilliant guitars and a suffocating atmosphere. These guys are great musicians, that's for sure, just check out 'Conceived In Fire'. and you'll know I'm right. My advice? Well, if you're one of those people who like to spend their weekend in moshpits and surfing on top of outrageous crowds while the most evil sounds imaginable to mankind blast to massive speakers, then you should definitely buy this album.