Skjult are a solo project from Cuba that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a very raw and melodic form of occult black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Lucifer Hominum Salvator" which was released by Satanath Records.
Dark sounding melodies start off the album while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the vocals being mostly grim sounding black metal screams.
Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave tradition without sounding outdated while the tremolo picking in the faster sections of the songs also gives the recording more of a raw feeling. Most of the tracks are also long and epic in length as well as the guitar solos and leads also being done in a very dark yet melodic style when they are utilized,
Growls are also added into certain sections of the recording along with one of the tracks also being an instrumental and also introducing acoustic guitars onto the album as well as some ritualistic elements also being brought intro the music on a interlude before returning back to a heavier direction and latter songs also adds in clean playing, whispers, melodic vocals and spoken word parts. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Luciferian, Death and Vision themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Skjult and if you are a fan of occult black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lawless God" "A Star Down Below" and "Lvcifer Hominum Salvator". 8 out of 10.