Aspidium are a duo from Germany that plays a mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2020 album "Harmageddon" which will be released in April.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them. High pitched black metal screams are also a very huge part of the recording along with the solos and leads also utilizing a great amount of melody.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling. Elements of death metal are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, most of the music is done in more of a modern yet extreme style and as the album progresses atmospheric sounds are also added onto the recording.
Aspidium plays a musical style that takes a very modern, atmospheric and melodic style of black metal and mixes it with death metal to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are written in German and cover socially critical themes.
In my opinion Aspidium are a very great sounding mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this duo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Harmagedon" "Todliche Begeirde" and "Falscher Prophet". 8 out of 10.