Alberta, Canada's Idolatry have returned with a new recording which shows the music moving away from a satanic black metal and focusing more of a death themed orientated style of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 album "In Nomine Mortis".
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album along with a brief use of spoken word parts which also returns on alter songs before going into a heavier direction. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the riffs also adding in a good amount of melody at times. The music also brings in a great amount of 90's influences but also keeps it very modern at the same time, when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style.
All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them as well as a couple of the tracks being very long and epic in length, the last song also brings in classical guitars and Gregorian chants. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are a concept album revolving around death.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Idolatry and if you are a fan of raw and traditional black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Toward the Widening Eye" "Reborn In Poison" and "The Serpentine Possession". 8 out of 10.