"Oppressive Catastasis"official music video:
"From Russia with hate, Lycanthropy lay down some black metal with a good dose of death infusion. Rather orthodox as far as their sound goes, this is one extremely raw album. No synths, just guitars, bass, and programmed drums, to keep it as kvlt as possible.
The EP starts off with an Intro that’s not even a full minute long, and unlike most black metal it’s not just an ambient track, but rather actually a short black metal instrumental with a sample at the start. “Oppressive Catastasis” follows, and it is only 1:24 long. Kvlt, fast, and short, and truly blackened, I wish it was longer. “Dead Silence” is the best track on the EP as far as non-bonus tracks go. It’s longer, more atmospheric, and has a slightly more thrashy feel, but still I think it could have been much longer. The Outro consists of samples and sounds for the first half, then like the intro, drops into a thrashy blackened attack.
The first two bonus tracks after the Outro is Lycanthropy‘s covers of Impaled Nazarene‘s “Vitutuksen Multihuipennus” and Ashen Light‘s “In Compassion to the Outcast”, both of which were released on cassette by Depressive Illusions in 2010 as the Former Glory… EP. Both do the tracks justice, but are ultimately not as cold sounding. The third bonus track is “You’ll Get A Hell”, remixed by Savavovchenko. It’s a real standout track because it’s not black metal, but a nice dark industrial.
Altogether, is Dead Silence worth your time? Yes. Would it be worth more of your time if it took up more of your time? I’d say so. Despite being excellent black metal, the short length of the songs and the fact that it’s only an EP really does detract from the overall impact for me. If it had more songs, or the original songs were developed to be longer, I’d probably love this CD. Instead, I just really like it".
From Crown Of Viserys (2015)
"Fast paced traditional and somehow atmospheric Black Metal, catchy riffs and venom-spitting vocals, entertaining and well executed."
A stop-gap EP of all new material from the Black Metal horde LYCANTHROPY. Features 4 studio tracks + 3 bonus tracks.