Rotem are a solo project from Portugal that has been featured before in t his zine and plays a progressive form of blackened death metal and this is a review of his 2017 album "Nacao Valente E Immortal" which was released by Rot'em Records.
A very heavy sound along with melodic guitar leads start off the album and the riffs also use a decent amount of melody while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and after the intro black metal screams are added onto the recording along with some synths in the background.
At times the riffs can be very progressive while also remaining very heavy at the same time and death metal growls are also utilized at times and some songs also bring acoustic guitars onto the recording and there is also a brief use of grim spoken word parts and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
A few tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses the riffing starts getting more technical and female vocals are also used briefly and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there is also a brief use of male clean singing vocals and the songs also bring in a great amount of diversity.
Rotem creates a recording that is still very much rooted in a blackened death metal style while also getting more progressive and experimental at the same time, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Portuguese and cover dark and political themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Rotem and if you are a fan of progressive blackened death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Viriato" "Nevoeiro" "Escravos Do Sistema" and "Sinfonia Utopica". 8 out of 10.