X Pus are a band from Italy that plays a raw mixture of black, death and war metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth" which was rleeased by Metal Scrap Records.
Ritualistic bells and gongs start off the album along with some melodic choirs and evil synths a few seconds later and after the intro the music goes into a very fast and raw wart metal direction t hat also uitlizes a great amount of blast beats and bestial death metal growls and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Morbid sounding melodies are brought into the music at times while some of the slower riffs add in a touch of 90's influenced death/doom metal and they also mix in the ritualistic parts in with the heavier side at times and the fast riffs also display a more raw style of black metal along with a few high pitched screams being added into some parts of the songs and all of the tracks avoid any use of guitar solos and leads and focus more on a raw, heavy and blasphemous musical style.
X Pus plays a musical style that takes the darkest and rawest elements of black, war and death metal and mixes them together to create a very heavy, evil and blasphemous sounding recording, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Satanism, Anti Christian, Left hand Path, Occultism, Death and Destruction themes.
In my opinion X Pus are a very great sounding mixture of war, black, and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Desecration Of The Image Of God" "LHP" and "Primordial Evil Essence". 8 out of 10.