Xantam, Sounds like they’re from Scandinavia. Wait a minute, this is American? America can still make quality death metal? Wait a minute… this.. is.. a .. one.. man… band and it’s not black metal.. and it doesn’t suck? FUCK YEAH!
Xantam‘s LifeDeathBeyond demo is raw and hellish. You can hear A LOT of influence from the only Darkthrone album that matters on this demo. If you really have to ask, yes I am talking about Soulside Journey. There is just an ominous presence on this demo that reeks of old school. Not sure why but I cannot stop listening to this demo.
I really want to hear a full album from Xantam the Beholder because this is great death metal that kills the speculation and stereotypes the rest of the world hears our american death metal as.
1. Transcendence (Crucify Me)10:10
2. Shadow Gates 06:44
3. Realm of Vile Lamentations 08:29