Trust me people, there’s a reason why this release has caught attention from two different labels.
One thing that really drew me in was the crunchy guitar riffs mixed with an underlying synth at times, and it makes it more dimensional, which adds to overall experience.
They have created symphonic metal which is subdued enough to accent the essential darkness of their sound, instead of overwhelming it.
It races forward like a thoroughbred on the hunt, but has so many interesting and unique flourishes, time changes, and unexpected twists that it is clear the band are thoughtful composers.
Black and roll meets psychedelic doom to create an off kilter stew of occult magical delights.
Across five tracks of murky darkness, the breath of destruction breathes moste foule… And that’s only the first side.
…a triumphant masterpiece, drawing the listener forward in a measured way, all while also channeling the utter chaos of the void.
The rest of the album, and the rest of the opening track, is this weird hybrid of experimental Black and Death Metal.
One thing I do know about Sutekh is their first release, Force Of Will, is black metal to it’s core and it doesn’t care if you know about it or not.