Barathrum’s 2002 album “Venomous” gets released on vinyl for the first time!
The band returned in 2002 with “Venomous” with some minor adjustments to their outward appearance. They still have that top production, and underneath the exterior, a nasty demeanor to make up for some of their glaring smile. The prior albums ‘Saatana’ gave us listeners one older demo track re-recorded, ‘Okkult’ had two and “Venomous” features four.
Barathrum is the black metal band with the slower and medium pacing. They are simple in song writing form, often repetitious to build a growing mood. Some of the tracks on “Venomous” are more varied with older influences going back to speed/thrash Metal influences.
This album is very effective to certain levels. Though it’s funny that we find their most consistent songs here the re-recorded tracks from their earlier, more shadowy days. This album has a mixed mood as well, ranging from darker parts that brood with their slower parts to more upbeat sections that are entitled to some head bangs. Overall, this is a great album with more than enough portions to make a completely satisfying full course out of it!