Album Review: Vastum – “Hole Below”

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Death metal as it always has been, as it always will be and at its absolute best is what bay area death metal outfit Vastum bring to the table. Same for their sexualized and erotic lyrics. Spoken not from the typical rape-culture focused lack of subtly lyrically plaguing some metal today (in genres like pornogrind, goregrind, brutal death metal, etc.). Rather, on Hole Below vocalist Daniel Butler crafts lyrics revealing a culture in which we are all victims of the dialectic. A surprisingly intelligent underbelly only serving to enhance what is an absolutely timeless and perfect work of death metal. Continue reading