“Trance of Death”, was the debut album from 2017, by German death metallers Venenum. A deceptive beast of doom death metal that gradually morphs into a prog metal odyssey of epic proportions.
The first clutch of tracks guide us through a dark, engaging tour of old school metal riffage, referencing those elements aspiring to transcend thrash via more progressive routes. All transposed through the lens of Autopsy. But it’s all a façade, or speaking in terms of the structure of this album, this is setting out broader themes that will be expanded on as the album develops and unfolds.