|Review: Sacrament ov Impurity - Anguishing in Obscurity|
|Anguishing in Obscurity|
Year released: 2013
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: August 10, 2013
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Anguishing in Obscurity
Rated 3/5 (60%) (4 Votes)
This band's last disc was a decent but unremarkable slab of second-wave orthodoxy, doing its best to imitate classic Mayhem or Gorgoroth like so many other bands of the type do. This one shows them branching out and doing some rather more interesting things to try and create a more individual sound.
I suppose it was inevitable that a band from the Pacific NW would start to add a dash of the Cascadian sound to their songwriting, but this is a nice way to do so without sounding trendy. Sacrament ov Impurity have added the blurring style of tremolo picking to their approach while still keeping plenty of chunky riffage and aggression. This produces a style that makes for an interesting hybrid of second-wave rawness with the texture and space of the Cascadian sound. Their songwriting is still a bit baggy, without the focus I would like, but it has a lot of twists and turns, keeping things interesting. This band has taken a big step forward on the way to becoming far more interesting and inventive than they used to be.
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