Omegalitheos is the third album from Australian psychotic death metal act, Eskhaton. It has again shaken and shifted the band’s previous efforts and made its way to be amongst the most furious death metal records to date. The new album was released on June 22nd 2018 via Lavadome Productions.
Wild, uncivilised and not giving a damn, Eshkaton’s sound is one that messes with the mind simply because it’s such an absolute mess. Relic of Mictlantecuhtli, Serpentity, Elu Azag, Inverterror…it’s track after track of savage death metal with no let up. Eshkaton can play fast, they can play heavy but making it something that really stands out isn’t happening.
At 14 tracks, it’s just too long. Shorter efforts would have made these tracks have a bit more impact. A bit of shock and awe as it where. There are a handful that blast out around the 2-3 minute mark but they’re surrounded by 4-5 minute, repetitive numbers.
I like my metal to have a little some sense of structure to it and sadly Omegalitheos rarely hits the mark. The raw production forces you to strain to hear some of the more intriguing parts such as the feral guitar solos that crop up every so often. Once such moment comes in the title track and it really perks things up.
Another track that does that is the solid crunch of Abyss Unknown. It’s here that the quality hidden in Omegalitheos comes out. It’s not alone though as Nusku Etu Genii and Subvodial bring a level of ferocity that isn’t just heavy but enjoyably heavy!
Eskhaton – Omegalitheos Full Track Listing:
1. Relic of Mictlantecuhtli
3. Elu Azag
6. Abyss Unknown
8. Nusku Etu Genii
13. Numina Moribundus
14. Kimah Kalu Ultu Ulla
You can pick up the album now via Bandcamp here.
Eskhaton - Omegalitheos (Lavadome Productions)
The Final Score - 5.5/10