We hit track one "Gergal Profaner" like a bull at a gate and without any warming up we're immediately immersed in wave after wave of thrash-inspired death metal, vocally it's unforgiving and brutal, channelling the influence of the likes of previously mentioned artists like Deicide, but utilises other elements, such as the somewhat SLAYER inspired solo mid-song, resulting in a truly heavy introduction. "Palpation Of Sacramentarian" continues with the guttural vocals but over the course of it's run time it dabbles in slight key and tempo changes, showcasing more progressive elements to their song-writing approach.
"Distil Shambles" benefits from a far quicker, more aggressive tempo for the most part, but also touches on some classic, old-school metal heritage with some heavy, chunky riffs and while "Fluent Bilocation" does the same, it chugs along in an almost mediocre manner at times, lyrically it's almost bullet-pointed and is probably one of the records weaker offerings, before the title-track and finally closing number "Discorporation With Feral" round off just over half an hours worth of hellish musical barbarity just like we started; relentlessly. Lectern may not be a household name in what is admittedly an already underground genre but after two decades they still preach their darkness with 110% and for that they are to be applauded. They may not be everyone's cup of tea but fuck it, some like black coffee.