Sacrificium Carmen are a band from Finland that plays a very raw, melodic, satanic and occult form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Hermetica" which will be released in November by Saturnal Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while the vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams along with the faster sections of the songs also using a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling as well as the riffs also utilizing some dark sounding melodies.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style along with some of the tracks being very very long and epic in length as well as some elements of death metal also being utilized at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and acoustic guitars are also utilized briefly on the closing track.
Sacrificium Carmen plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic and modern sounding, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover Satanism, Hermeticism and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Sacrificium Carmen are a very great sounding raw and melodic satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Alttaritauulut" "Hermetica" and "Arvet & Henki". 8 out of 10.