Occultum are a band from Poland that plays a satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Towards Eternal Chaos" which was released by Old Temple.
A very heavy sound starts off the album along with some high pitched black metal screams that also have a depressive tone to them at times as well as adding in deep growls while the solos and leads stick to more of a melodic fashion and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
During the faster sections of the songs a great amount of tremolo picking is utilized which also gives the music more of a raw feeling and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also brings in a great mixture of both old school and modern influences and a couple of the tracks also brings in a brief use of melodic chanting and a couple of the songs are very long and epic in length and there is also a sample from "The Omen Pt.#" on a later track and the whole album also remains heavy from beginning to ending of the recording.
Occultum plays a style of black metal that is very raw while also having its melodic moments, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, occultism, Left hand Path and Anti Christian themes.
In my opinion Occultum are a very great sounding satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "End Of the Light" "Satan's Era" and "Gehinnom Gate". 8 out of 10.