Consummation are a band from Australia that plays a very defiant and predatory form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 compilation album "The Fires Of Calcination" which was released by Sentient Ruin Laboratories and consists of theri 2012 demo and 2017 ep.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the compilation which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams while all of the songs are very long and epic in length and the tracks also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
A touch of war metal can also be heard in the faster sections of the music while bestial growls can also be heard briefly. A small amount of melody can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing along with some shouting style vocals also being added into some parts of the songs.
The music brings in more of a modern style of black metal along with the solos and leads being done in a very chaotic style when they are utilized and the songs on the ep also maintain the same style of the demo as well as taking the music into more of a rawer direction and at times the music also gets very dissonant sounding and as the compilation progresses the solos and leads also start going into more of a melodic direction, synths can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Occultism and Darkness themes.
In my opinion Comsummation are a very great sounding defiant and predatory black emtal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Rend The Ain Soph" and "The Weightless Grip Of Fire". 8 out of 10.