The Sarcophagus are a band from Turkey that plays an occult form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Beyond the World's Illusion" which will be released as a joint effort between Satanath Records, Death Portal Studio, Fila Sophiae and Sphera Noctis Records.
A very fast and raw sound along with blast beats start off the album while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion and the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the riffs also use a great amount of melody.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them along with the songs also bringing in a good mixture of both old school and modern influences and there is also a brief use of atmospheric synths and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length and when growls are utilized they add in a touch of death metal and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing and acoustic guitars can be heard.
The Sarcophagus plays a style of occult black metal that is very traditional while also having its raw and melodic moments, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism and Qabala themes.
In my opinion The Sarcophagus are a very great sounding occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Reign In Chaos" "The Profanity Rises" "Armoured Death" and "Apocalyptic Beast". 8 out of 10.