The Bay Area's masters of total aural filth are back with their most accomplished, gruesome, and punishing album to date. A crowning achievement in 2015 death metal, Vastum's monstrous third full-length opus "Hole Below" is an inconceivable thirty-eight minutes of absolutely punishing and diabolical old school death metal. A true ordeal in sonic form that disintegrates the listener's soul and pulverizes bone with its crippling onslaught of crushing death metal chaos - a place where ominous perversions, sinister morbidity and visions of violence wander off into a hellish dirge of skull-fracturing sonic madness.
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019