Formed in 2015 from Kansas City, Missouri, Ahtme are a upcoming technical death metal band to unleash carnage and blisteringly heavy signatures of extreme music with 2018’s debut full-length through Unique Leader Records titled Sewerborn. From their dropping guitar playing, sickening brutality, and an unrelentingly ferocious and horrifying atmosphere that demonstrates the groups pummeling vision and song writing maturity, this is one hell of an impressive record start to finish.
There’s definitely technical flourishes to the band’s repertoire and what not but from the album’s lyricism standpoint, this is where Sewerborn truly shines. This is like if you took Cannibal Corpse meets Hate Eternal but switching up unrelenting death metal passages then rest assure this is the album you should give multiple listens to understand what the band truly is going for their direction.
Fans of Archspire, Aborted and Abnormality will enjoy this wretching experience if you’re into technical death metal. Sewerborn is not only a solidarity effort of a debut from Ahtme but it seriously has potential to be a steeple for extreme metal years down the road. Do yourselves a favor and discover this!
Overall Score: 8.5/10
Review by Jake Butler