Finland's Pantheon Of Blood have returned with a collection which consists of their ep's , split song and unreleased track which are mostly in an occult style of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 compilation album "Voices Rooted In Blood" which will be released on January 31st by Signal Rex.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the compilation along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. The music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams as well as the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing along with one track also introducing clean playing onto the compilation. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them as the compilation progresses as well as some tracks also adding in clear vocals.
Clean playing can also be heard on some of the songs as well as the solos and leads being done in a very dark yet melodic style when they are utilized as well as the music also getting more modern sounding as the compilation progresses and later tracks also show the black mtal vocals going for more a grim direction, synths can also be heard on some of the alter tracks. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Finnish and English and cover National Romanticism, Paganism, Eastern and Western Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collection from Pantheon Of Blood and if you are a fan of occult black metal, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vanha Litto" "The Pagan Light" and "Incantation In Blood". 8 out of 10.