Dead Chasm
Sublimis Igotum Omni

The 2022 self-titled debut EP from Italy’s Dead Chasm, was a solid affair of churning, miasmal Dark Descent-styled death metal that hinted at something pretty damn good for the band’s future, and here we are with the band’s full-length debut. And while it continues from the sound of the EP, it’s not quite the jump I was hoping for.

The quick 32-minute album delivers everything that the EP did, including the vicious vocals of Lorenza De Rossi, who along with Lucy Ferra from label mates Abolish (and Inhuman Depravity)  might be one of the most powerful female death metal vocalists out there.

And while the sound is still rooted in a backbone of Incantation, Immolation, or even Corpsessed, etc, in that this has that murky, cavernous sound, compared to the EP, this is pretty clean sounding comparatively speaking and maybe a little less muddy or heavy than the EP (it looks like a new crew mix/mastered and produced from the EP).

And this slightly cleaner tone saps a little of the menace from the otherwise solid material that covers the gamut of expected slower, icky riffs and atonal vortexes of blasting riffs. From the opener “Apparitions” to the closer “Innumerable Dimensions”, the album blows by with surprising quickness, and the riffs all do their thing. But the heft is a little dry and the blasts hit a little less hard and truthfully only “Sulphuric Asphyxiation” stuck with me or made me hit repeat.

And thus, while Sublimis Igotum Omni doesn’t quite fulfill the promise of the debut EP, its still a solid death metal record for those into the Incantation worship style of death metal that still seems to be very popular.

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Written by Erik T
June 26th, 2023

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