Atrament are a band from California that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black, death metal, d beat and crust and this is a review of their 2016 album "Eternal Downfall" which was released by Sentient Ruin Laboratories.
A very heavy crustcore sound starts off the album along with some blast and d beats as well as some growling vocals that also give the music a touch of death metal and after awhile melodies and black metal screams are added into the songs along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's style of extreme metal and crust and no guitar solos or leads are ever utilized in any of the songs and the whole album also remains very heavy from beginning to ending of the recording.
Atrament creates another recording that is mostly rooted in crust, d beat and black metal while also mixing in a great amount of old school death metal elements, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover darkness, ruin, war, suffering and misery.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Atrament and if you are a fan of black, death metal, d beat and crust, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "No Beyond" "Consumed" "Rotting Twilight" and "Circle Of Wolves". 8 out of 10.