At the very edge of 2022 the German Death Metal band Putridarium unleashed their third demo tape through their partners in crime since their very inception, Headsplit Records. And just like their earlier two demo tapes, the band offers their brand of thundering and headsplitting Death Metal.
‘Dissemination’ offers yet another four tracks of the same sort of Death Metal that they have been delivering since their foundation in 2020. It is fair to state that Putridarium has no shock value and is not serving you with a single bit of Death Metal that you haven’t heard dozens of times before: it is chugging, predominantly slow and with very deep guttural vocals. Their take of Death Metal will definitely appeal to the fans of modern sounding wall-of-sound kind of cavernous Death Metal. Though it is hard to really pinpoint what the exact difference is, but one thing is for certain: Putridarium is executing it very well, making their music not quite as boring as your average “Caverncore” band. The total playing time of ‘Dissemination’, which clocks in just under 20 minutes, is also helping to prevent the listener to be get disinterested all too quickly. Where some bands in this genre layer one riff on top of another to show how complex they can make their music, but with which they actually usually mask their real musical incompetence, Putridarium brings their early Immolation-based riffs into a classic Incantation-like sound, making that chaos actually the common denominator with the rest of the scene.
Maybe not all too impressive, Putridarium does deliver a good piece of dark and dense Death Metal with just enough diversity to prevent it from drowning in the deepest caverns of the Death Metal genre.