Virium are a band from Spain that plays a very raw mixture of black and thrash metal along with some elements of punk, crust, heavy, doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Mortui Resurgent" which was released as a joint effort between Vertabrae, Humincide Records and Negra Nit Distro.
A very dark and heavy guitar sound starts off the album along with some high pitched black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic style and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while also mixing in the raw energy of punk and crust and after awhile the riffs start incorporating more elements of thrash and there is also a brief use of spoken word samples and as the album progresses influences of doom, death and heavy metal are incorporate into the songs on a regular basis and one track also brings in a brief use of clean guitars while the main focus remains more on a heavier style
Virium plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in the raw and melodic style of black metal while also mixing the genre with thrash and some touches of punk, crust, heavy, doom and death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Occultism, Black Magick, Vlad Tepes, Soplitude, Spiritualism, Introspection, Creatures Of Dusk and Lovecraft themes.
In my opinion Virium are a very great sounding raw mixture of black and thrash metal along with some elements of punk, crust, heavy, death and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Path Of Evil Thoughts" "Vlad Tepes" "Wolved(By The Moonlight" and "Rise Of Cthulu". 8 out of 10.