Gloria Morti are brutal. Very brutal. I didn’t think it was possible to go to another level of heavy when it comes to this style of music, but they’ve done it.
Lateral Constraint crushes out of the gates with “Lex Parsimoniae”. The track begins with bludgeoning guitar, then proceeds to a double-bass grind that feels like you stuck your head into a blender powered by a Mack truck. The vocal work is somewhat out of the norm for death metal. Yes, there is the common guttural grunting, but vocalist Psycho mixes an intense scream that is on par with some of metals great vocalists. “Sleep, Kill, Regress, Follow” is full of time changes, but still keeps that Mack truck blender going at full speed.
Go ahead and sample this Finnish death metal juggernaut. Lateral Constraint is for the heaviest of heavy fans.
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Lateral Constraint is out now on Metal Blade Records/Cyclone Empire.