Sicktus : Greek outfit Ectoplasma were founded to play plure oldschool death, the likes we heard at the end of the eighties, beginning of the nineties. No nonsense, straightforward metal of death, with Autopsy, Demigod and Asphyx as firm inspirations. That approach (and those influences) are quite audible on ‘Cavern Of Foul Unbeings’, an album full of good intentions – which, in a sense does immediately give away where this review is going. The eleven tracks on the album all are, well, decent enough, they never really miss the mark – but the rarely to never hit the mark full on neither. The songs, riffs, breaks just don’t grab me by the throat. It is, in short, an okay oldschool death release, if you ask me, but no stunner. Could be me, so if you dig OSDM, be sure to still give them a spin. A minor defect production wise: the kick drums are rather upfront and present in the mix, which can really become a nuisance after some 45 minutes of this. The Unleashed cover (‘The Immortals’) to round off the album is decent, but doesn’t really add anything to the original, just kind of copies it.
PS: oh, complete and utter sidetrack here, but the album title reminded met of this Pink Floyd track.