Mactatus where a band from Norway that played a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2002 album "Suicide" which was released by Napalm Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown into the music, while the keyboards bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music with some pianos being thrown in at times that give the music a classic music feeling in addition there is a brief use of violins being utilized on a very few songs, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that utilize a lot of talent and skill with some dark sounding melodies and thrash and death metal influences while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very talented and melodic sounding black metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are a mixture of high pitched and grim sounding black metal screams mixed in with some spoken word parts as well as a brief use of clean singing, deep death metal growls and whispered vocals, while the lyrics cover demented, murder and suicidal themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Mactatus where a very great sounding atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Epilogue-The Tale Of The Psychotic" "Sanity In Murder" "To Distance Death From Life" and "Broken Dreams Of Death". RECOMMENDED BUY.
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