A Martian Sandstorm of Inspired Technical Death Metal!! Inside the album “Constant”, Death Metal melodies ignite a Martian landscape obliterated, barren and riddled by a familiarity outside our of sonic sense. Harmonies are bloodied, frightening and upon sunrise - magnificent. Drums, bravely unsaturated by the default of today’s endless blasts explore rhythmic complexity with developed intensity and jazz finesse. Guest soloists imbibe contrasting atmospheres with orbiting guitar ambience descending into explosive guitar leads, Jaco Pastorious–esque bass solos, and gravity crushing vocals. Verily reaching around the glints of Carcass, Death, Frank Zappa and Cannibal Corpse - something half alien has divulged a sound freshly progressive - but neither obnoxious or unmemorable.
"Tholus, negates within one song every death metal album released since Necrophagist’s last." - Lamentations of the Flame Princess
I find Zornheym's distinctive brand of eccentric yet instantly gratifying symphonic black/death metal to be pretty much irresistible. So even though I originally picked up a CD copy of this album back when it came out, when I saw it going for such a low price on Bandcamp I couldn't help but grab myself a digital copy as well. Great stuff. ScoopMeister
New Zealand technical death outfit Ulcerate have often been praised for their innovative genre approach—but six albums into their discography, there's even greater strength in their consistency. Bandcamp Album of the Day Dec 20, 2016