Mulciber are a band from Austin, Texas that h as been featured before in this zine with a musical style i would describe as being blackened death metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Cries From Below".
"The Void" begins with some distorted sound effects and serves as an intro for the album.
"Traitor" begins with some primitive old school death metal guitar riffs, drums and deep guttural blackened death metal vocals along with some blast beats and after awhile the music goes into a slower but still heavy direction before making switches back and forth between slow and fast parts and as the song moves on their are some death metal guitar leads making their presence known briefly.
"Unholy Trinity" begins with some heavy guitar riffs ad powerful drums and after awhile t he growls kick in along with some melody being throw into the riffing along with some slow parts which seem to be influenced by doom metal and then the song switches back and forth between slow and fast parts as well as some guitar solos coming in and out of the song.
"Enshrouded In Misery" begins with a dark and melodic guitar riff along with some d rums coming in shortly after that and then the fast and heavy guitar riffs and blast beats start kicking in while also keeping around the melodic elements and a minute later it goes into a clean direction briefly before getting heavy again.
"Hells Of Iron" begins with some dark, heavy and melodic guitar riffs which leads to some drums coming into t he song and after awhile growls make t heir presence known and takes the song into a more fast direction before slowing down and adding in doom elements and then the song switches back ad forth between slow and fast parts and as the song moves in there is a brief use of guitar leads.
'Fog Eternal" begins with some heavy guitar riffs and drums before going into a faster direction which sets up the mood for some deep growls and it stills in the same direction until towards the end where they mix in some guitar leads.
"Apoptosis" is all guitar amplifier drones and noises and this song serves as an instrumental.
"Berserker" begins with some slow, heavy and dark guitar riffing along with some drums before going into a faster direction along with some blast beats and growls and after awhile the song starts switching back and forth between slow and fast parts as well as throwing melody in certain parts of the riffing.
"The Devil's Call" starts off with some dark and heavy guitar riffs along with some drums and after awhile it gets more fast and brings in growls and blast beats and after awhile the song starts switching back and forth between slow and fast parts. along with a brief use of guitar solos and leads.
"Tyrant Rising" begins with a dark and melodic guitar lead along with some powerful bass playing before adding in power chords that take the song into a faster direction along with some blast beats and growls and towards the end there is a brief use of guitar leads.
Song lyrics cover darkness and war, while the production has a very heavy, old school, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Mulciber and if you are a fan of blackened death metal, you should check out this recording RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Unholy Trinity" "Hells Of Iron" and "The Devil's Call". RECOMMENDED BUY.