August 2018 Album of the Month – Omnium Gatherum’s The Burning ColdThursday, 13th September 2018
A perennial favorite among the Dead Rhetoric staff (and for good reason), it’s always exciting to see that Finland’s Omnium Gatherum are putting together a new album. As they continue to now soar higher and higher in global status for their excellently crafted melodic death metal, it seems everyone else is paying attention as well. The band’s formula for melodic death metal stands as one of the strongest going, with their ability to keep the infectious there while maintaining a sense of grandeur and sophistication to it all. The Burning Cold stands as one of their strongest accomplishments, and a statement that they are bound to keep pushing the melodic death metal envelope in their own way.
An excerpt from Kyle McGinn’s 9/10 review, which posted on August 23, 2018:
Seems as if things have been on the upswing for the melodic death underdogs Omnium Gatherum. After a string of solid releases, they jumped over to Century Media for their last effort, 2016’s Grey Heavens and just kept touring and touring. Seeming to finally grab that more international recognition (outside of the melodeath diehards), the band returns with The Burning Cold. An album that doesn’t really push the band forward significantly, but damn if it doesn’t simply resonant more and more with each listen.
Omnium Gatherum have found their formula and continue to push it ever so closer to complete perfection. It’s clear that a band knows exactly what buttons to push when melodies consistently cause your hair to stand up on the back of your neck. There’s a reason why so many tracks have been directly called out in the paragraph above – there’s no shortage of exceptional songs. The attention to the underlying details makes each track shine as bright as it can.
Read the entire review HERE
Read our recent interview with frontman Jukka Pelkonen HERE