Ofermod are a band from Sweden that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays an orthodox and occult form of black/death metal and this is a review of their album "Pentagrammation" which was originally recorded in 2005 and was unreleased and shelved and will finally be released in June of 2020 as a joint effort between Shadow and Regain Records.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the riffs also add in a great amount of dark sounding melodies.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the music is also very heavily rooted in the Swedish style. Elements of death metal are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with all of the music also sticking to a heavier direction as well as being very heavily rooted in the 90's tradition, clean vocals can also be heard briefly on the closing track.
On this recording Ofermod played a style of occult black metal that was very raw and melodic in the Swedish tradition as well as adding in some of the more darker side of the death metal genre to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Qliphotic, Sumerian Magick, Luciferianism and Chaos Gnostic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ofermod and if you are a fan of orthodox and occult black/death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tiamatu" "The Becoming Of Pentagrammaton" and "A Likeness To Yah". 8/5 out of 10.