Hailing from France we find AUM and dragging along with them up from the depths is their debut album titled Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum. Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum is a seven track onslaught of purely grizzly and disgusting death metal. This record is conceptually based off of many things such as: birth, life and death and while listening, not only are you able to feel the grit and the grime of the death metal, but you get to walk these interesting avenues that the band explores with these ideas. Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum is a massive release with all seven songs having a substantial run time which only gives AUM more time to inject your mind with images of life, death and birth as well as provide you with intriguing soundscapes.
Not only does AUM provide you with sickening death metal, but they provide you with a spectral atmosphere all at the same time. At certain points you will get your brain bashed in by utterly brutalizing death metal and at others you will get a slower almost doom like pace that brings you in touch with the dead and meandering spirits still left on this planet. Each song gives you an interesting mix of hair raising cold atmosphere and blistering blood boiling death metal. There is quite a bit of variety on this record which keeps you guessing as to what you are about to hear next.
The majority of this release is a grizzly and gut ripping assault on your very being. Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum is thunderous and as soon as you press play it comes belting right out of your speakers only to behead you. The overall sound of this record is filthy and raw just as though it was recorded in long since collapsed crypts. Even though Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum is as brutal as it is, it is also eerie in a peculiar way. AUM twists and contorts their sound to create something that is blasphemous, incredibly poisonous and yet entirely memorable.
From the very get go, AUM blasts their way into your memory and uses your skull as a brittle punching bag and knife sharpener. Right from the start, AUM splits your ear drums with monstrous and powerful riffs, bone splintering bass lines, head bashing drumming and vile vocals. Each song is completely deadly and alone can do a number on you and eviscerate you, but since all seven songs are tied into one another one way or another, you get a cohesive release that is massive and neck snapping heavy.
This is a pulverizing debut album from these French monsters as Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum brings something different to the table instead of sticking to the norm, and with that said, this is a great listen all together.
Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum will be out September 9, 2016 through Iron Bonehead Productions.
Take a listen to the track Patisandhi.