Country: Germany
Title: Dysangelion
Label: Moribund Records
Year: 2019
Style: Funeral Doom Metal

I found it quite pretentious for the label to promote this as "the most imperative Doom Metal band since Thergothon, early My Dying Bride and Catacombs" although the word imperative is evasive in this context, but after spinning Adversvm's second full-length work I can say I'm impressed and i tent to agree with the label's description. Only 1 year after their debut studio album Aion Sitra Ahra released on Iron Bonehead Productions, Adversvm return with their second opus made of 8 tracks and clocking more than 50 minutes of playing time, this time out on US based Moribund Records. From the band's mission statement "to create art more sinister than black metal and death metal, and to manifest this sound with apocalyptic verses" I knew this was going to be right up my alley, but the outcome is more than I expected; I wouldn't say Dysangelion is somehow commercial (I'm sure the band will hate me for this word), but for sure it is more accessible than what I have experienced so far from this genre and that is due to its complexity: the high composition level, the variety of external influences / elements (the technical guitar solos and melodic leads are giving another shape and form to the usual oppressive and depressive Funeral Doom atmosphere) and the overall expressiveness make from this album a solid contender for the tops of the genre. 
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 9.5/10