Sounds like black metal covers of video game songs. Not meant as a slight -- melodies not stereotypically black or melodeath/power metal are played with traces of extreme metal in them.
Favorite track: Binar.
ESSENCE OF DATUM unveil 'Spellcrying Machine,' their third full-length album and first for Season of Mist. The Minsk-based instrumental band synthesize the best of extreme, modern metal into an elegant and articulate whole. Tracks like "Synthetic Soul Extractor," "Binar" and more conjure latter-day Schuldiner in their power and melodic grace, and prove that ESSENCE OF DATUM's world class metal cuts sharp and clean.
released August 30, 2019
Dmitry Ramanouski (guitars)
Pavel Vilchytski (drums)
supported by 16 fans who also own “Spellcrying Machine”
Don’t be fooled by the name making mere reference to a form of Metal that is not being celebrated here. Also, try not to put too much importance on the ridiculous song titles. This is serious stuff we’re dealing with here. Atmospheric progressive Death Metal meets black opera, meets intelligent lyrics about a dying earth and human scum. This record keeps spinning in my player for months now and I don’t grow tired of its daring take on brutality. May the slimy goddess be with you! Mohemian