The recording to this album is the pits, but the music is the strongest element here. A lot of time signature changes, blast beating, slower parts, mostly a faster up tempo songs but again it varies. Every song on here is good, just wish that the drums didn't sound so flat. That's the only other beef that I have with this album. The rhythm guitar has catchy riffs. Constant changes going from mostly tremolo picked guitar to chords galore that are amazingly well played out.
Vocal-wise there is no variation really. Just low bellowing throat. It suits the music though as the riffs are really brutal. Even the solos are well played out with vigor. The guitars are the most noteworthy elements to the album. The blast beating galore reminds me a lot of Napalm Death's "Harmony Corruption" release. Just the riffs aren't as noteworthy as that album. Lightning like speed and songs that clock in at around 4-5 minutes in length.
The lyrical topics are brutal for the sake of being brutal. They sing about gore and blood. Not too much thought does it take to create words like this, but it suits the music well. I'd say that the guitar is most striking element to this album. A little reverb on the leads and some are wickedly fast and well played out. Again, this band had better put out another release this year since they reunited. I'm sure that their break from the Metal scene was yes 4 years but at least they realize that they have a lot to offer the community of brutal and brilliant musicians.
Like I said before, the only major problem with the album is the recording itself. As I've said, the drums sound too flat, the guitars a little bit hard to hear some of the riffs because they're played so fast for the most part and vocals which overpower the music. Not entirely though, just for the most part. If they get on a better label, then maybe they'll have a better production sound. But that costs a lot of money and this band is very unknown amongst their genre.
To brutal death metal lovers, Suture's "Skeletal Vortex" is a must have to your collection. Originality in the songwriting, brutality with the vocal onslaughts, guitar that's amazing and words that reflect that of the likes of Cannibal Corpse. An album that clocks in at about 45+ minutes and nothing here that is half assed in regards to the playing. The CD is a must have to all of you sick people who love underground music!