DESECRESY – Chasmic Transcendence
(Xtreem Music – 2014)
After quitting their previous band, Slugathor, Tommi Grönqvist and Jarno Nurmi decided they should start something of their own. Gathering influences from Abhorrence, Bolt Thrower and Immolation and handling all music and vocals themselves, they created DESECRESY back in 2009! The first album came to light the next year and now, we are given the chance to listen to their third opus, “Chasmic Transcendence”, out on Xtreem Records from Spain.
These two Finns crafted a fourteen track death metal album with a steady mid-tempo to slow pace, not venturing that much in high energy speed and devastation. That’s not what this band is about. The main goal is to produce a thick and massive form of vintage death metal with some very rotting vocals thrown in the mix. The fact that this record’s pace is mostly on the slower side of things, with an occasional and short lived burst of energy here and there, is loyal to DESECRESY’s creative vision of building on momentum and relying on pure heaviness rather than speed and technical indulgence.
They target the dark and eerie aspects of death metal and with that piece of knowledge in our hands it’s safe to say they managed to come pretty damn close to that kind of atmosphere. Even if these songs sometimes sound a bit stale and lacking some life in them, something that could make them really stand out, surely “Chasmic Transcendence” will have something to ease the hunger of those into this kind of slower gloomy death metal.
[reviewed by: Rui Marujo]