Atramentum are a band from the Philippines that plays a very raw and satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album 'Phallusophy".
Melodic guitar leads start of the album along with some high pitched black metal screams a few seconds later and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the guitar leads are very dominant throughout the recording and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody and the whole album also remains heavy and raw from beginning to ending of the recording.
Atramentum plays a style of black metal that is very raw while also being very much dominated by melodic guitar leads, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Satanism, occultism and Phallus themes.
In my opinion Atramentum are a very great sounding raw and melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Phalligraphy" and "Phalhalla". 8 out of 10.