After around 4 years comes now the second grand Devil opus from Germanys Sarkrista!
This is how good i hoped it to be!
after hearing almost all of their previous material (except the split with Sad) it is safe to say they have grown steadily all the the time but without loosing their Sarkrista sound. This album is very well crafted and each song contains traditional but great thundering and sweaping melodies, the winds of old and proud warriors glimmers in the moonlight!
Besides the competent song writing and delivery the production is very nice and strong, a extra plus for inserting the piano bit at the end of track 6(&7), things like that gives the dramatics an extra dimension to the whole experience. Great atmosphere! Often they go all out with their mix of blistering and melodic black rituals but they also throw in slower and more moody and bleak songs like the great track 7.
I enjoyed the album from start to finish. It is a black pearl not to be lost in the deep sea!
And after repeated listenings i can safely say the album grows well and it should last for a long time.
My personal favorite songs is track 2,7,9
Go and get this one! (and if its not out when you read this it will be soon so keep your eye ball out from the socket so you wont miss it)
Released by Purity Through Fire
For the new comers Sarkrista play a mix of bleak and nostalgic black metal wich has both a harsh and clean production and compositions and also one could say has inspirations from it own country BM heritage as well as inspiration from the Finnish deep cold forests.
2. The Lurking Giant
3. The Gathering of Blackest Shadows
4. Summoners of the Serpents Wrath
5. Ascending from the Deep
6. He, Who Liveth and Reigneth Forevermore
7. The Sea pt. 2 (My Cold Grave)
8. Black Devouring Flames
9. Rituals of Flames and Skulls
i guess regular version will exist but i only found a photo on the A5 version, great art and design!