Chilean death dealers Exanimatvm are exactly that, death dealers and with their newest release Dispersae et Tormentvm they not only bring the death to you, but you become death. This album is a disgusting display of ritualistic death metal that tears you limb from limb and separates your soul from your very being. After a listen, you should be so lucky as to walk away from it alive and not to be buried among the other cadavers in a shallow grave. Dispersae et Tormentvm is pummeling and raw and even if you escape its clutches you will be found and disposed of properly.
Even though this is the debut for these mad Chilean throat slashers, this is a monstrous album that definitely looms large and has Exanimatvm staking their own claim in the vicious world of death metal. Dispersae et Tormentvm is slaughtering madness and it doesn’t give you any room to breath as it suffocates you with ease. From the very beginning Exanimatvm has you digging your own grave and as soon as you are done your throat is slashed and you are pushed in.
The entire album is raw to the core and bleeds brutality and utter filth all throughout. You feel as though you need to bathe after just one full listen and if you listen more than once you become buried under the fetid soil and other rotted corpses. No matter what corner you turn you get bombarded with a sickeningly dark atmosphere and a tepid stench that seems to follow you around. Dispersae et Tormentvm is poisonous and incredibly deadly as you feel attacked from the minute you press play.
Each song is loud and rotten and they all bury you under a wall of sound. After the four minute intro Exanimatvm begins ripping your guts and grinding your skull. One relentless song after the next pierces your ears and begins a slow and agonizing embalming process. Every song-save for the intro-is played at a burning mid tempo that completely eviscerates you and drives you to the brink of insanity. You can’t escape the psychotic nature of this album and as soon as you press play you seal your own fate.
Dispersae et Tormentvm is riddled with riffs that lash out at you leaving you with deep wounds, cutting bass lines, chest pummeling drumming and raw inhuman gutturals. The musicianship combined with the mid to slow tempo songs as well as the raw sound of the production, you get a grim and utterly sinister atmosphere that leaves you sinking into a corner. This album is sickening and incredibly powerful and is meant for death metal fans of any sort.