Idolatria are a band from Italy that plays a very modern and satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Tetrabestiarchy" which will be released in September bu Signal Rex.
A very dark, ritualistic and synth orientated intro starts off the album along with a brief use of Gregorian chants before going into a heavier musical direction. Dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing and most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
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 yet deep black metal screams along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic style along with some demonic growls also being utilized at times, one track also introduces clean playing onto the recording as well as the synths also returning on later songs and as the album progresses clean singing can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism and Animalistic Myths.
In my opinion Idolatria are a very great sounding modern and satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Serpent: The Father Of Darkness" and "Vulture: The God Of Last Rites". 8/5 out of 10.