Veratrum are a band from Italy that plays a blackened from of death metal with some symphonic elements and this is a review of their 2015 album "Mordi Sospesi" which was released by Beyond Productions
Tribal style beats start off the album along with some epic synths before going into more of a heavy and melodic direction and the solos and leads also demonstrate a great amount of talent and skill and after the intro death metal growls are added onto the recording along with some black metal screams and blast beats.
Through out the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and some of the tracks bring in male and female clean singing at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses the symphonic elements of the intro do make a return in some of the tracks along with a small amount of clean playing and some of the later tracks also bring in a small amount of spoken word parts.
Veratrum plays a musical style that is mostly in the brutal death metal area but also incorporates a great amount of black metal influences and some symphonic elements which also gives the music more of an original feeling, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics cover ancient spirituality, theosophy and mythology.
In my opinion Veratrum are a very great sounding blackened death metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Un Canto" "Il Tempo Del Cerchio" and "H Nea Babylon". 8 out of 10.