Finland's Sargeist have returned with a new recording which continues the raw style of Finnish black metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2019 ep "Death Veneration" which was released by W.T.C Productions.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the ep along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Most of the music is also rooted in the 90's while also keeping the Finnish style as well as the riffs also adding in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies and the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams.
When guitar leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark yet melodic style while one of the tracks is also very long and epic in length. Most of the music sticks to a very fast, raw and heavy musical direction along with only a small amount of mid tempo sections being utilized.
On this recording Sargeist remains true to the fast and raw Finnish style of black metal that they have established on previous releases. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover satanism, death, depression, misanthropy, nihilism, evil and darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Sargeist and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "To Make Wolves Of Men" and "Lunar Curse". 8 out of 10.
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