Antiquus Scriptum are a band from Portugal that has been featured before in this zine and plays an epic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2000 demo "In Pulverem Reverteries" which was re-issued on digi pack in 2016 by Elegy Records.
Epic sounding keyboards start off the demo and they also have a symphonic feeling at times and after the intro the music goes into a very fast and raw black metal direction along with a great amount of blast beats while also mixing it in with the sounds from the intro and you can also h ear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Vocals are mostly angry black metal screams and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while also mixing in clean vocals at times and folk instruments are also added into some parts of the songs which also gives the songs more of a medieval feeling and there is also a brief use of deep growls and spoken word parts and one of the tracks is very long and epic in length and acoustic guitars along with nature sounds are added onto the last song.
Antiquus Scriptum played a style of black metal of black metal on this recording that was very raw and aggressive while also mixing in some epic, symphonic and pagan elements which also makes the music stand out a bit more, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in their native tongue and cover bygone times and ancient history.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Antiquus Scriptum and if you are a fan of raw, epic, symphonic or pagan black metal you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bula Ad Exterpinda (Innocentio)" and "A Nightside of Eden". 8 out of 10.