... which is what some ignorants around here seem to believe. I got Fex Urbis Lex Orbis the other day, and it's pretty decent- not amazingly so, but a good listen. Let's just say that they're not like Emperor. They're sludgy, mid-tempo, post-thrashy, straight-forward metal with blackened vocals, straight up rock drumming and bits of depressive '90s alternative metal detritus thrown in (like the synth'd up vocals in "Collapse"). They're not exactly black metal (there's soloing!), but I don't see what else you could call them. There's a very Nevermore, Zero Hour, At the Gates vibe (but with different vocals) to their music- '90s influenced, nonchalant, urban, hard-nosed, and bluesy in a modern non-rap ghetto way. This is cliched to say, but Laurie's vocals remind me a bit of Angela Gossow's. And I'm not saying that in an ignorant way- because Zdenka from Estuary sounds completely different. Overall: above-average and relatively fresh stuff.
go get it