Concilivm are a duo from Chile that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their 2022 album "A Monument In Darkness" which will b e released in April by Iron Bonehead Productions.
A very dark, heavy and brutal sound starts off the album before going into a faster direction which also introduces blast beats onto the recording. Vocals are a mixture of guttural death metal growls and angry black metal screams while the solos and leads are also done in a very dark yet melodic style.
Tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing while melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffs. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the songs also adding in a good mixture of old school and modern influences as well as some clean playing also being utilized briefly and as the album progresses a brief use of whispers and wolves howling can also be heard, classical guitars are also added on the closing track.
On this recording Concilivm remains true to the blackened death metal style that they had established on their previous release. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Death, Alchemy and Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Concilivm and if you are a fan of blackened death metal, you should check out this album. RECOM MENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Oneiric Abyss" "Malificent Creation" and "Archetype". 8 out of 10.