"On first listen I made a mental note to update my current dental insurance. Treachery is a teeth rattling, jaw bruiser of an album.
Anubis Unbound bring together the sounds of traditional metal riffage and blend it with a blackened thrash punch. The twin guitar attack of Brian ‘Ziggy’ Smith and Jarred Sleeth is at once a mix of technical elegance and melodic ferocity that combine in ruthless harmony. Bassist Ryan Plunkett could take the safe course and play it straight up, but there is a funkish undertone to his grooves that add a unique kick to the band’s style.
Of course the machine gun double bass drums power through from one track to the next, and throatist Justin Severn is expectedly feral amidst his vocal chaos and angry growling...
Treachery mixes it up from dark and brooding chuggers, to accelerated whiplash thrashers, yet track by track they retain equals parts melody, musical precision, sheer power. Even when the band slows it down for a more atmospheric tone as they do on “Fade From Sanity,” one of the album’s standout tracks, they do so without giving up the inherent brutality of their signature sound.
Intriguing time changes and slip rhythms can be found on most tracks throughout the album, from the opening grinder, “Something You Despise” to the headwrecker “Cessation,” (you can currently download this for free on their website), to the old school vibe of ”Present Yourself.”
"Seriously though, the Album is tight. I personally like it more when a bit more singing is added to the growling/ screaming/ screeching that is metal vocals, to give it just a bit more melody. So it's no wonder my favorite two songs on Treachery involve just a tad bit of singing - "Cessation" and "Fade From Sanity". Even if the latter kinda reminds me of the Moody Blues (yeah I know, how often do I get to compare a metal outfit with the Moody Blues). And I don't consider that a bad thing. On "Fade From Sanity", these guys step outside their box a bit and include some different musical aspects....
...These guys are talented, and it shows in their music. They're deep, they're dark, they are metal."