|Review: Grimorium Verum - Revenant|
Label: Symbol of Domination
Year released: 2018
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: December 16, 2018
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Rated 4/5 (80%) (3 Votes)
Grimorium Verum is another act stepping forth from the Russian underground Black Metal scene, and doing it with style. Strongly symphonic-driven Black Metal is their playing field and they have also learned how to play it well over the years. As much as one may say that they are influenced by Dimmu Borgir—mostly due to the symphonic parts—some may also find them connecting to Angelcorpse as some parts within their stuff hint in those merciless U.S. beasts' direction (listen to "The March of the Northern Kings").
On Revenant, Dimmu's influence certainly needs to be underlined as this Russian trio's compositions put a lot of weight on symphonic parts. In some of those super-faster and more hyper-aggressive parts, like in "The Circus of the Dark Illusion" and "Sacred Temple of Blood", it's Dark Funeral's ugly and dangerous horns that seem to be popping up every once in a while. Gladly, they don't leave all the room for a constant full steam forward blasting but rather get these fast and truculent moments balanced out by some big and pompous sounding symphonic parts. Recommended.
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