Saturday, April 17, 2010

Amadeus St. Vitus/Codex Diabolus/Exterminate The Brutes Records/2009/CD Review

Amadeus St. Vitus are a bsnd from Mississippi that plays a mixture of black metal, sludge metal and crust punk and this is a review of their 2009 album "Codex Diabolus" which was released by Exterminate The Brute Records.

Drums are mostly slow to midpaced beats with some fast playing as well as some ocassional blast beats that sound very heavy and crushing while the bass playing sounds very powerful and is easy to hear despite having a raw production and it has a very powerful rhythm with some lead bass parts.

Guitars mixed elements of black metal, sludgy doom metal and crust punk together with a mixture of slow to fast riffs that are very heavy with some guitar leads that sound very distorted.

Vocals are a mixture of black metal screams and some screams that remind me of the legendary Acid Bath and some thrash style vocals, while the lyrics touch on humorous topics, as for the production it has a very raw feel but you can still hear all of the instruments.

In my opinion Amadeus St. Vitus are a very good band that sounds very underground and original, and if you are a fan of punk orientated sludgy metal with a black metal edge. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Emptiness" "Severriously" "Sick and Destroyed" and "The Shorter Sex". RECOMMENDED BUY

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