Album Review: Erimha – Reign Through Immortality

By on June 30, 2013

VR694Released: July 9, 2013

Label: Victory Records

HHM Rating:

[xrr rating=3/5]

On their second album (and label-debut), Erimha mix symphonic black metal with speedier elements melodeath, and a splash of tech—all conceptually ingrained with an ominous vibe: one rooted in ancient Sumerian strife. The results are death-metal-operatic (“Bewildering Nightmare”); full of intricate riffing (“The Ritual of Internicion”); layered with sinister, hard-hitting distortion (“Cataclysmic Tides”)—but can feel compositionally uniform at times. Still, after one spin, frontman Gore manages to carve a twisted path of vocal carnage (the guy is a throating monster)—most notably on “Ascetic,” at one point, lashing out with growls evocative of a young Anders Fridén. @MattCrane

Reign Through Immortality is available for pre-order today.