Articulomortis is a brutal death metal band from Samarinda, a city located on the Indonesian island of Kalimantan. They formed back in 2010 and released their first EP, Deklarasi Dunia Baru, last year. It's pretty sweet.
The production is kinda muffled and the snare has a bit of that pinging sound that I find annoying, but the music itself is stellar. The drums play a lot of rampaging blast beats that feature great cymbal work. They also play lots of strong mid-paced rhythms. Sure, the double bass has that annoying clicking sound, but they're still played really well. There are even moments where they play rhythms that are slow and creeping.
The vocals consist of an angry hoarse growl. They're clearly influenced by the likes of Siksakubur. I wish the vocals could have been more brutal, but they fit the music just fine. As with most other Indonesian brutal death metal bands, the best part is the guitar work. They play lots of shredding riffs that are intricately crafted. They're brutal but also technical. They then spice things up by throwing in a few pinch harmonics. But then they throw us a curve ball by playing a few clean guitars that sound like they were pulled from atmospheric black metal. They then top it all off with some chaotic solos that really show off their abilities.
This EP was fantastic. I especially loved the guitar work. I hope to hear more from these guys because they have real talent.