Sarkrista are a band from Germany that plays a satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Summoners Of The Serpents Wrath" which was released by Purity through Fire.
Rain and thunder sounds start off the album along with some atmospheric synths and after the intro the music goes into a very fast and raw musical direction that also uses a great amount of blast beats and after awhile grim yet high pitched black metal screams make their presence known and the music is heavily rooted in the 90's.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the riffs also bring in a small amount of melody at times and none of the songs ever use any solos or leads along with the tracks also sounding like they could of easily been recorded and released in the mid 90's and pianos are also used briefly along with some tracks being very long and epic in length before returning back to a heavier direction and acoustic guitars are added onto the closing track briefly.
Sarkrista plays a style of black metal that is very raw, traditional and satanic sounding, the production sounds very dark, raw and old school while the lyrics cover blasphemy, Occultism and Satanism themes.
In my opinion Sarkrista are a very great sounding satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Lurking Shadows" "Ascending From The Deep" and "Rituals Of Flames And Skulls". 8 out of 10.