California's solo project Sxuperion have returned with a new album that continues the atmospheric mixture of black and death metal of previous releases and this is a review of his 2016 album "Cosmic Void" which will be released on April 30th by Bloody Mountain Records.
A very fast and raw black/war metal sound starts off the album along with some blast beats and after a few seconds death metal growls are added onto the recording while the riffs start utilizing more morbid sounding melodies and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic style and there is also a brief use of melodic choirs which also have rain and thunder sounds in the background while the fast riffs use a great amount of tremolo picking and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and some songs also bring in experimental and avant garde elements along with a small amount of spoken word parts which also retun on a alter song and the riffs also start adding in more death metal elemnts as the album progresses.
Sxuperion creates another recording that is mostly rooted in bestial black and death metal while also having its atmospheric and experimental moments, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark, metaphysical and occult themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Sxuperion and if you are a fan of bestial black and death metal that is a little bit more on the experimental side, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Irreligious Cosmic Void" and "From All that Is Not". 8 out of 10.