Floridian blackened hardcore punks Centuries are winning fans across the globe with their fresh and organic sounding album Taedium Vitae. Featuring huge drums, scything guitars and coarse vocals, this is a record that has great potential to be remembered many years from now. After the subdued opening on ‘Incipit Tragoedia’, things really get going on second track, ‘Caeruleus’. A full throttled blackened hardcore track with ferocious blast beats and raw throat screams from front man Eric Verporter. However, it is the truly sublime ‘Gelu’ that really stands out amongst all the fine tracks on Taedium Vitae. The recording which was carried out by Kris Hillbert at Legitimate Business in Greensboro is second to none, the songs blend teasingly into each other, such as the aforementioned ‘Incipit Tragoedia’ and ‘Caeruleus’. The whole record flies by, and it’s longest song is only three and a half minutes in length. Elsewhere the build up of anticipation and expectation on ‘Egelidus’ is rewarded with interest on the blinding raw furore of ‘Grave Cordibus’, yet another impassioned number that is oozing unprocessed emotion and distemper. The band have gained credit following their intense live shows in their native America. Therefore, it is with great anticipation that we await their upcoming tour of the UK this March.
Eric Verporter (Vocals), Vincent Conti (Guitar), Dionisio Rodriguez (Bass).