What do you do when confronted by a debut album featuring Autopsy legend Chris Reifert? You play the thing. That’s what you fuckin’ do!
Roping in Deathgrave and new Autopsy member Greg Wilkinson adds further intrigue and when Static Abyss’ Labyrinth Of Veins bursts into the kind of mid-tempo brutality Autopsy pioneered all those years ago it’s all very much so far, so good, so Autopsy.
Which is ok, right? This kind of death/doom with its lumbering tempos and guttural sounds are the bread and butter of Sir Reifert and co. and yet, as good and as welcome as Labyrinth Of Veins is, we can’t help wishing for more.
More what, you may find yourself screaming into the void?! How about more variety. More surprises would be nice. But what did we expect? Static Abyss are very good at what they do and what they do is death/doom. Pure and simple.
Taken in that context, Labyrinth Of Veins is as good as any death/doom album you’ve heard this year, or last for that matter. It’s brutal, it’s unsettling and it’s delivered with 100% conviction. Pump that through your sticky veins! 7/10
Static Abyss’ Labyrinth Of Veins is due for release on April 22nd, 2022 via Peaceville.