Venom Prison - Erebos
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2022 Ratings: #28 / 330
User Score
Based on 115 ratings
2022 Ratings: #123
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Distorted Sound

This is VENOM PRISON as you’ve never heard them, but at the same time they’ve never sounded more like themselves.

90
Metal Injection

Erebos is a blood-boiling rampage of an album, with thoughtful scaffoldings to separate Venom Prison from the pack. They're doing so many things right, staking their claim in a genre fraught with reductive edginess.

90
Blabbermouth.net

"Erebos" is vastly more diverse than its predecessors, with more room for melody and atmosphere, but the essence of the band's sound remains the same: a wild and willful mixture of extreme metal tropes, heavy on groove but thrillingly unpredictable.

90
Metal Hammer

Venom Prison's Eerebos "is to Samsara what Carcass's Heartwork was to Reek Of Putrefecation": the diving line between greatness and legends.

80
Kerrang!

It’s still early but it’s an incredibly safe bet that one of the best metal albums of the year is already here.

76
Sputnikmusic

After considering the sum of all its parts, Erebos is a hell-of-a-record, feeding into all the conditions that would cater to both the mainstream world and that of a niched, more expressive take on what being defined as ‘core’ is.

70
Metal Sucks

 It’s not fuckin’ brutal, and it’s not the kind of album you crush domestic tall boys to while raging at a neon-lit dive bar. This is a record warming its hands over a burning trash can, a record brimming with youth and all of the strange, gnarly energy that comes with it.

Greatr
75

What an amazing week for metal! This goes hard.

benjajpg
0

nothing can top ants from up there

TruLad69
60

Solid, but the over-the-top almost operatic production elements aren’t massively to my tastes.

Fav Track: Technologies of Death

Skrodda
78

Erebos shows that Venom Prison doesn't like to repeat themselves, they develop and are constantly looking for new ways to express themselves. Exploring new creative spaces and modernizing their sound, Venom Prison did not let us down, because in general, Erebos turned out to be very tenacious, holistic, and listens in one breath, but after the masterpiece Samsara, I still would like more meat like in Golden Apples Of The Hesperides, for example. This project is still solid and very enjoyable

JoopK
70

Personally find this to be a very enjoyable death metal record with some cool melodic touches as well.

SirReginald
40

While not one of the worst albums I've heard this year, Erebos certainly ranks as one of the most forgettable. Stylistically it has no tricks up it's sleeve so it lives and dies on the back of it's songwriting which doesn't deliver. Idk man, if you're into stuff like this you'll probably enjoy it fine, but I'm never going to think about this album again.

Verdict: Recommended for fans of the style only

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Added on: November 5, 2021