It’s been six years since Greece’s Septicflesh reinvigorated their sound with the epic Communion, and not much has changed. On Titan, one finds the same mixture of cinematic orchestrals, layered growls, and pneumatic drums. What’s lacking at times is cohesion—often, Septicflesh’s polished, overproduced sound feels haphazard and directionless. Still, tracks like “Order of Dracul” and “Prometheus” have all of the grandiosity and elephantine marching riffs needed to have fans of Dimmu Borgir raising their fists. CHRIS KROVATIN
Check out "Order of Dracul" from Titan.