Vitam Et Mortem are a band from Columbia that plays a very melodic and symphonic form of blackened death metal with some ethnic and ritual music elements and this is a review of their 2017 album "Sinfonia para el funeral de un Angel" which was released by Extreme Cult Records.
A very fast sound along with a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful as well as the vocals bringing in a great mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the music brings in a great amount of ethnic and folk music elements along with some acoustic guitars and symphonic sounds also being added into certain sections of the recording and clean vocals can also be heard at times as well as the riffs also using a great amount of melody and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length, a couple of the tracks are instrumentals and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard.
Vitam Et Mortem plays a musical style that takes the melodic sides of black and death metal and mixes it with some symphonic, folk, ethnic and ritualistic music elements to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Spanish and cover darkness and death themes.
In my opinion Vitam Et Mortem are a very great sounding melodic and symphonic mixture of black and death metal with some folk, ethnic and ritual music elements and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sinfonia para el funeral de un Angel" "Sangre y lagrimes" and "Una vida inmortal en la oscuridad". 8/5 out of 10.