Zom are a band from Ireland that plays a very raw, brutal and bestial mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Flesh Assimilation" which will be released in October by Dark Descent Records.
Dark and evil demonic sound effects start off the album along with some tortured voices before going into a very fast, raw and brutal war/black metal direction along with some blast beats and a mixture of growls and screams and the band also brings in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
You can hear some elements of crustcore in the vocals and song structures at times and the solos and leads the band uses bring back an old school black/death metal sound to the bands musical style while some of the rhythm's utilize some morbid sounding melodies and they also use the samples from the first track on some of the later tracks which also gives the recording more of a ritualistic and occult feeling as well as bringing in a small amount of harsh sounding distortion.
You can hear a great amount of the 90's war metal sound throughout the recording as well as some thrash metal influences being added into the guitar riffing at times while in some of the slower sections you can hear elements of doom metal and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Zom goes back to the 90's style of bestial black and war metal and combines them with the darker side of death metal as well as bringing in elements of doom and thrash metal to create an album that is very dark, raw, heavy, brutal and old school sounding, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover perversion, sorcery, cosmos and death.
In my opinion Zom are a very great sounding raw, brutal and bestial mixture of black, war and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tombs Of The Void" "Gates To Beyond" and "Flesh Assimilation". 8/5 out of 10.