Review: Ululatum Tollunt – Quantum Noose of Usurpation

Posted: February 26, 2017 in Reviews
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From the Latin for ‘war cry’, Ululatum Tollunt come from various areas of the US to wreak havoc upon our audial nerves with their debut release, ‘Quantum Noose of Usurpation’. Invictus Records have deemed us worthy to listen to this 20 minute maelstrom of uneasy, whirling death metal of carnage and chaos. We should be honoured, because it feels like something not of this earth…

‘Order of the Morningstars’ feels immediately uncomfortable, a sinister riff dragging relentlessly onward while frantic drumming changes pace and an inhuman vocal swaps from eldritch growl to rabid scream. Not as obscure and downright weird as say Portal or Mitochondrion but almost like their primitive ancestor. ‘Serpentine Despoilers’ smashes through tears in space and time with gut wrenching heaviness while ‘Lupine Aggressors’ is frankly terrifyingly intense. The less that is said and more that is listened to of the swaying, monstrous closer ‘Triumph Continuum’ the better.

Sometimes a band comes along that just makes you sit up and take notice. Ululatum Tollunt do that here, coming across as both densely esoteric and cripplingly heavy without disappearing completely into a black hole of oblivion. There’s just enough accessibility to the music to make ‘Quantum Noose of Usurpation’ appealing to all death metal fans. But I can imagine there are only more unimaginable horrors to come, and I cannot wait. BUY THIS!


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