Plasmodium are a band from Australia that plays a psychedelic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Entheognosis" which will be released on December 29th as a joint effort between Satanath Records and Cimmerian Shade Recordings.
Clean playing starts off the album and a few seconds later avant garde sounds are added onto the recording along with some drones and the music also gets very experimental at times and after awhile high pitched black metal screams make their presence known along with some drums and deep death metal growls are also used at times.
All of the tracks are very long and epic in length and blast beats are also added into some parts of the songs and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and synths are also added into some parts of the music and spoken word parts also are used at times.
A great amount of psychedelic elements can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and the sounds of human torture can also be heard at times and during the faster sections of the songs a great amount of tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw black metal feeling and one of the tracks is instrumental along with some parts having an improv style to them.
Plasmodium plays a musical style that take the rawness and heaviness of black and death metal and mixes it with improv, psychedelic, experimental and avant garde elments to create something original, the production has a very powerful sound to them while the concept of the music seems to alchemy themed.
In my opinion Plasmodium are a very great sounding psychedelic mixture of black and death metal and if you are looking for something that is different and can never fit in with the mainstream, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Limbic Disassociatian" and "Hermaphrodisac". 8 out of 10.