Written in Torment – Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes

Written in Torment - Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes

Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes is the debut full-length from Harrogate’s Written In Torment.  The album theme is based on war and the effect that it has on the human race since the beginning of time.  ‘Earth Decimated’ bursts out of the traps with some ferocious blast beats and a buzzing guitar riff.  The impressive thundering drums drive the music onwards with relentless fury.  Sole member Leviathan keeps the tempo high for the bulk of ‘Eternities of Suffering Endured’ with bold guitars that are soaked in classic Black Metal traits.  Sombre keys endeavour to pierce through the barricade of guitars, this could be the artists take on a signal of peace in its constant struggle with war and abhorrence.  The lightning fast solos here resonate the melodic genius of fellow countrymen Iron Maiden and sound fantastic against the double bass drum work.  ‘Descent into Total Madness’ is yet another highlight on Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes.  Here again, Leviathan has managed to paint a bleak picture of civilisation through the times, with the blizzard of guitar feedback set against the inescapable advancement of the percussion.  ‘Solitude’ opens with an ominous guitar riff which gives way to classic black metal shredding, it’s a noteworthy track that snakes and meanders imperially.  Other songs that deserve special mention here include ‘Grief’ and the rampaging stampede of ‘A Pig Hung in Golgotha’.  Awesome British Black Metal that has been well worth the seven year wait.

Glorious North Productions
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