Slagmark are a band with members from Finland and Germany that plays a very raw and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Purging Sacred Souls" which will be released on April 30th by Purity Through Fire.
A synth orientated intro along with some choir vocals start off the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave era.
The songs also add in a great amount of old school Finnish influences while the tracks also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. A couple of songs are also very long and epic in length along with synths also making a brief return as the album progresses, some of the riffing also adds in a small amount of melody.
Slagmark plays a style of black metal that is very raw and old school in the 90's Finnish Tradition. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark and blasphemous themes.
In my opinion Slagmark are a very great sounding raw and old school black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Feeding The Urge To Destroy" "Eradication Of All Terrestrial UI" and "Unleash Our Brutish Wrath". 8 out of 10.