Rotem are a solo project from Portugal that plays a very technical and blackened from of death metal and this is a review of his 2014 album "Dehumanization" which was released by Ethereal Sound Works.
A very heavy, dark and melodic sound starts off the album along with some high pitched black metal screams a few seconds alter and the solos and leads incorporate a great amount of melody and the songs also use a decent amount of blast beats and you can hear a lof of death metal elements in the musical style.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great amount of progressive elements and you can also hear a decent amount of death metal growls throughout the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some songs also bring in elements of thrash.
There is also a brief use of spoken word parts and clean playing and as the album progresses the music gets more atmospheric and there is also a brief use of clean singing and one of the tracks is very long and epic in length along with a later song covering Celtic Frost's "Procreation Of The Wicked" before closing the album with a couple of his own tracks.
Rotem plays a musical style that mixes black and death metal together and also brings in a great amount of old school elements and technical parts which also makes the songs stand out a bit more, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, political and real life themes.
In my opinion Rotem are a very great sounding technical mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dehumanization" "Hypocritical Politician" "God Complex" and "Behind the Mask". 8 out of 10.