First Pressing, 2015
Black Vinyl /??
Discovered Vastum early this year when I went on a bit of an online trek searching for some new heavy music. This is their second LP following a demo (later pressed to 12") and a debut album, and as far as I am concerned, their crowning glory. They started life with a much more doom orientated Death Metal approach, but it seems that with this newer stuff, while still certainly maintaining that vibe to a degree (this is a 6 song full length), they made a bit of an effort to inject a bit more energy into the song writing. That raised tempo combined with a pretty impressively loud (and still doom orientated) recording really creates a huge sound in general, and I'd be confident in saying that this is probably the best Death metal LP of the last 18 months or so.