Oy vey, better late then never.
The album here is their debut full album (from 2011) and before this they had released three demos from what i can see. (would be interesting to hear them to see the progress up to this record)
I had bought this vinyl version of the strength of a persons good word for it but then i had forgot to listen to it....and now when i finally did, wow!
It floored me from the start with the moody intro with thunder and all that melts into the start track that bulldozer your head straight off!
Besides the mighty compositions and punchy production the horror movie & Cthulhu Mythos themes is handled great and levitates the songs personality to a higher level, the song structures is very dynamic and also quite dramatic in a storytelling kind of way.
The riffs is both groovy and hard hitting and the whole band is tight as a gorillas butt!
Their sound is rooted in old school but has a distinct updated sound as well without putting you off.....no its not like the new 20 buck spinn super nasty raw death metal wave (which i also enjoy of course) but that dont take anything away from this bands deadly power.
Also the variation through out the album is well structured with different tempos put in the right places to make the whole experience flow like a river of blood, it has a distinct Swedish death metal feel but not in a copy-cat way plus their takes on the lyrics has a strong personal touch.
So if you are like me and never have taken the time and listen to PUTERAEON do it now if you like to indulge in some tasty cold nordic intestines.....
One thing to have in mind is that i review the vinyl version with eleven songs and the CD has 13 songs.... i dont miss anything and more songs could only make it feel bloated, it is already almost 50 minutes so i would not change anything. Plus the vinyl cover art looks even better with some minor changes.
Released by Cyclone Empire