Altar Of Perversion are a band from Italy that plays a very occult and satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 double album "Intra Naos" which was released as a joint effort between The Ajna Offensive and Norma Evangelium Diaboli.
A very dark yet ritualistic sound starts off the album along with some soundscapes along with the guitars and drums started out semi quiet before becoming extremely heavy while the tremolo picking and blast beats also gives the songs more of a raw feeling as well as the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams and all of the tracks also sounding very different from each other.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while all of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the riffs also bringing in a great amount of dark sounding melodies and at times the music gets very avant garde, atmospheric and experimental sounding.
Some of the slower riffing adds in a touch of doom metal while the solos and leads are done in a very dark and melodic fashion along with some acoustic guitars also being added into certain sections of the recording which also bring in a mixture of finger picking and full chords and the riffs also bring in a great amount of dissonant structures as well as the spoken word parts when they are utilized give the music more of a ritualistic feeling and as the album progresses clean playing can also be heard mixing in the heavier sections of the songs.
Altar Of Perversion plays a style of satanic and occult black metal that is very modern, ritualistic, progressive and dissonant sounding while also bringing in a very raw, melodic and atmospheric side at times, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Pan European Satanism as practiced by The Order Of The Nine Angles.
In my opinion Altar Of Perversion are a very great sounding satanic and occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "She Weaves Abyssal Riddles And Eorthean Gates" and "Cosmic Thule, Inneer Temple". 8/9 out of 10.