Aseitas is a progressive death metal band from Portland that just released its debut, self-titled full-length album. Aseitas is just shy of an hour long, and it nicely portrays the dissonant and somewhat atmospheric compositions of the band. Through some sickening tones, we hear an album the main focus of which is not to be a vehicle to showcase the levels of musicianship attainable by each member of the band. Indeed, the riffs are, for the most part, not very technical or impressive. Instead, the carefully-chosen series of notes therein grip you and abduct you into their depths.
The result is an engrossing album that’s a pleasure to listen through. The riffs are weighty and almost always include a little detail that makes them stand out; be it some triplets, an accentuated odd beat, a rhythmic modulation, or some combination of the above. One of the highlights of the album is Zack Rodrigues’ drums, they are often the ones bringing small details of interest, and they are consistently on point throughout Aseitas.
It is a solid album that’s available as freelease on bandcamp, so what are you waiting for?