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Review: Sanctus Infernum - Martyr
Sanctus Infernum

Label: Breaker Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 42:15
Tracks: 8
Genre: Doom/Death

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: June 15, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating

Rated 2.67/5 (53.33%) (6 Votes)

Sequel to their 2008 self-titled album, Martyr is the newest work from this unique Doom/Death band who live and work just up the road a ways in the wilds of Kansas. Sanctus Infernum take a different approach to combining Doom and Death Metal, as rather than the usual Death-Metal-played-slow style, they instead combine a retro Sabbathy riff attack with downtuned guitars and death vocals. This is another disc of evil, mean stuff all about evil and hatred backed up by slow, groovy riffs. I like this album almost as well as its predecessor, but I have to say I was hoping this band would evolve further along their chosen path and offer something more extreme and epic. There are good riffs here, they often seem to get repeated too many times, and there is not as much dynamic as I would have hoped. Still, this is an enjoyable album for people who like old-school Doom but wish it was more evil and extreme.

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