De Magia Veterum are a 1 man band that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style that I would describe as being atmospheric and experimental occult black metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "The Deification" which was released by Transcendental Creations.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the synths bring a very atmospheric sound to the music with elements of classical music being thrown into the music as well as some experimental and avant garde sound to the music which gives the music a more occult feeling, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very raw and primitive sounding at times as well as some dark sounding distorted parts being thrown into the riffing with some of the more brutal elements being influenced by grindcore while the slower elements utilize a good amount of funeral doom influences and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with some deeper growls and spoken word parts being thrown into the music at times, while the lyrics cover Occultism, Metaphysical and Left Hand Path topics, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great recording from De Magia Veterum and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Thoens" "Evoked In Poison" and "Purity". RECOMMENDED BUY.