Decem Maleficivm are a band from Chile that plays an avant garde and occult mixture of black and doom metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "La Fin de Satan" which was released by Les Acteurs de L'Ombre Productions.
Atmospheric yet ritualistic sounding keyboards start off the album while the riffs also add in a great amount of melody. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while clean avant garde singing is also utilized at times. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them.
Elements of doom metal can also be heard in t he slower sections of the songs as well as a great portion of the tracks being very long and epic in length. Death metal growls are also utilized at times along with some tracks also adding in a small amount of clean playing, one track also adds spoken word parts onto the recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, Despair and Loss themes.
In my opinion Decem Maleficivm are a very great sounding avant garde occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Ceremony" "La Fin de Satan" and "Before the Cross". 8 out of 10.