Baalberith are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a very technical form of satanic black metal which also has some death metal elements and this is a review of their 2014 album "Apparition Of Skulls" which was released by SixSixSix Music.
A very fast and technical sound starts off the album along with some black metal screams and you can also hear a bit of death metal in their musical sound along with a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and after awhile the band starts adding more melody into their musical sound.
When guitar solos are added into the music they bring in some influences from the darker side of early 90's death metal along with some melodies that remind me of early Rotting Christ and the band also have some screams that use both deep and high pitched elements along with a very dark and grim feeling and you can hear a decent amount of rawness in the faster sections of the music.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them along with some of the riffing having some modern metal elements being added into the sound at times and they also make each song sound different from each other while the musical style always remains in a black/death metal direction along with the slower parts adding in a heavy doom/death metal influence and as the albums progresses more growls are added into the music and the blast beats also get more brutal and the last track sees the band adding in some thrash style riffing along with some spoken word samples.
Baalberith brings a lot of diversity in their musical sound taking the grim and raw side of satanic black metal and making it sound more technical and melodic along with some modern, death and doom metal influences, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism and Anti Christian themes.
In my opinion Baalberith are a very great sounding technical and satanic black/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Quest For Satan" "Bloodshed" and "Killing On Impulse". 8 out of 10.