Sepulchral Psalms from the Abyss of Torment
Godz ov War Productions
TLDR: Dark fast-tempo death metal shows no mercy.
Review: Poland is known for their hard-ass death metal and Kingdom is one of these bands. Sepulchral Psalms from the Abyss of Torment is their third album and delivers doomy and gloomy mid-tempo death metal with some more straight-forward fast-tempo parts. The contrast is almost perfect, for it doesn’t let you believe for one second it’s all about just this or just that.
The overall production is good, even though the faster parts suffer a bit from the kinda plastic drum sounds. Growling vocals are also good and totally suitable for Kingdom’s music in general. Occasionally the riffs remind me of Morbid Angel, though I wouldn’t mind if it was more that than what it is now.
While the album is quite good, after a few spins I got the feeling it could and should offer a bit more. It’s not like their songs stick in my brain at all and that kind of underlines my point: Kingdom isn’t delivering memorable material. If one can forgive this, it’s clear that Sepulchral Psalms from the Abyss of Torment has deserved its time.
1. Sepulchlar Psalms
2. Monolith of Death
3. Forsaken Tribe
4. Kaplica Ducha Zgnilego
5. Abyss of Torment
6. Black Rain upon the Mountain of Doom
7. Whispering the Incantation of Eternal Fire
8. Cromlech (Darkthrone cover)