Sammas Equinox are a band from Finland that plays a very raw and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their compilation album Pilgrimage/Boahjenasti" which will be released in February 2019 by Signal Rex and consists of their 2016 and 2017 demos.
A synth orientated intro starts off the compilation before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams as well as the riffs also adding in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies.
A great amount of 90's influences can also be heard in the bands musical style while the songs also add in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also getting very atmospheric at times as well as some of the riffing also adding in a small amount of punk elements and they also add in an avant garde style outro before going into the songs from the second demo which also bring in more of a raw and old school style of black metal, clean playing and pagan style vocals can also be heard briefly on the closing track.
Sammas Equinox plays a style of black metal t hat is very raw and atmospheric in the 90's tradition, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Greek and Finnish mythology themes.
In my opinion Sammas Equinox are a very great sounding raw and atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hyperborean Pilgrimage" and "Kuolonhenkays". 8 out of 10.