In complete dizzying and mind boggling fashion, Paroxsihzem comes blasting out of your speakers with Abyss of Excruciating Vexes. This release from these depth dwelling heathens is something that is incredibly sinister and unforgettable. Abyss of Excruciating Vexes is certainly a force to be reckoned with and through five songs they pummel you with schizophrenic, chaotic and purely damning blackened death metal. This is one hell of a forceful and powerful outing by these plague wielders and once you finish listening it definitely is the kind of record to stick with you whether you want it to or not. Through the furious tremolo picking, blasting drums and rabid vocals you are greeted with something that is insane and incredibly heavy.
Paroxsihzem doesn’t waste too much time at all to get you acquainted with their deadly style of metal as they begin this record at a blistering pace and continue that same pace all throughout this record. Abyss of Excruciating Vexes is air tight as Paroxsihzem rolls through song after song suffocating you with the some of the most raw and pure blackened death metal. Each song rains down upon you with such intensity that it snaps your head back before you have time to prepare yourself for the intense slaughtering. Abyss of Excruciating Vexes is a juggernaut of death and despair and if you aren’t wary enough you may just be added to the pile of bodies that you see in the cover art above.
The overall sound of this release is one that is dissonant yet crunchy and in your face and you would think that with the sheer intensity that Paroxsihzem plays everything would melt together in simply a wall of noise, but that is not the case. Even as forceful as each song is and even as potent as each song is, it never sounds as though Paroxsihzem is out of control and just making noise to make noise. Every instrument can be heard and heard very loud as they come barreling right through your speakers to claim your head as their own. The instrumentation on this record is great and the vocals push each song over the edge with a purely sinister, blood curdling and unearthly sound. There is no escaping the madness that is Abyss of Excruciating Vexes.
Overall, this release from these death dealers is top notch. If you are looking for something that is purely chaotic, evil, filthy and down right soul burning, then you don’t have to look much further than Abyss of Excruciating Vexes. This is a head caving, torturous, and mind boggling record, and god dammit is it fucking heavy and intoxicating with the stench of death.