|Review: Panchrysia - Deathcult Salvation|
Label: Dark Essence Records
Year released: 2008
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: July 11, 2008
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Rated 2.5/5 (50%) (2 Votes)
Belgium's own Panchrysia have been around for a good ten years, but I just found out recently about them. This is too bad, since these guys are kicking major ass, as the youth would say!
Deathcult Salvation is their third album to date. Mortuus (Marduk/Funeral Mist) and Leen de Haes (Bint) have been adding vocals on this pretty sick release. When I say sick, I want to say it in the good way, the Black Metal way. Just like I would describe the vocals of Zahrin: sick and wicked rasps, the Black Metal way, of course! Mixing in hellish furnace elements of traditional Black Metal such as fast paces, distorted riffs, arpeggios and rasps with varied tempos, crushing riffs, some electronics and samplings. Many of those samplings are seemingly coming from old horror movies, judging by the voices and music. The result of all this is some sort of cinematic, nightmarish and progressive Black Metal, where darkness and melody burn together in demoniac harmony.
This is a thrilling album with lots of atmosphere and head banging tempos. Here too, many great compositions, easy to fall for with some jewels like the moderate and crushing "Morituri te Salutant (Baptizing the Rats)" and the riffing good track #4, "With Dragon Wings (Thus Live the Draconian Winds".
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