There is good material on this record, but you have to work too hard to find it.
Vergence will find a home in any death-doom fan’s collection.
A full remix that likely won’t supersede the original, but still gives it justice while presenting the album in a new light.
Everything here has been done better by countless other bands.
Atavisma have a tremendous album in The Chthonic Rituals, as it shows a young band with boundless potential and a great sound.
These demented souls from Germany have grabbed my attention, gained my respect, and earned themselves a new fan.
A very solid album, its heavy and aggressive but still has a dark and unique atmosphere.
Powerful and accessible, as well as being distinctly their own.
A nearly flawless, near-perfectly executed Blackened beauty, guaranteed to have you coming back for more.
Like a fine wine, the band’s genius has only grown with time.