Malthusian are a band from Ireland that plays a very bestial and cavernous mixture of black, death and doom metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Across Death" which will be released in September as a joint effort between Invictus Productions and Dark Descent Records.
A very fast, brutal and cavernous sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats while the vocals are a mixture of bestial growls and black metal screams as well as the tremolo picking also giving the songs a more raw feeling and the slower sections of the songs bring in a great amount of doom metal elements.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the guitar leads are done in a very dark style along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, the guitar riffing also utilizes a great amount of morbid sounding melodies and one track also introduces stringed instruments onto the recording.
Malthusian plays a musical style that takes bestial black, morbid death and languorous doom metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover catastrophe themes.
In my opinion Malthusian are a very great sounding cavernous and bestial mixture of black, death and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Across The Expanse Of Nothing" and "Telluric Tongues (Roaring Into The Earth)". 8 out of 10.