Sarcophagus where a band from Chicago, Illinois that had a member from Judas Iscariot with the musical style on this recording being raw and primitive sounding atmospheric black metal with death metal elements and this is a review of their 1998 album "Requiem To The Death Of Passion" which was released by Nightfall Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some brutal sounding blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the keyboards bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music, 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 are very heavy, raw and primitive sounding along with a good amount of dark sounding melodies and death metal influences being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of clean playing and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals are all high pitched sounding black metal screams, while the lyrics cover Satanism, occultism, paganism and Anti Christian themes, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion Sarcophagus where a very great sounding atmospheric, heavy, raw and primitive sounding black metal band with a death metal edge and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Dark Lord Of Impurity" "Of Fires Surrounding All The Heavens" and "Infernal Supremacy". RECOMMENDED BUY.