Black Altar are a band from Poland that plays a satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2013 ep "Suicidal Salvation" which was released by Darker Than Black Records.
"The Sentence" which is also the first song on the ep opens up with dark and atmospheric sounding synths and a few seconds later heavy and melodic guitar riffs kick in along with some blast beats from the drums and a few seconds later grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams kick in and a minute later the music goes into a slower direction for a few seconds and then returning to being fast.
"Suicidal Salvation" which is also the title track begins with fast black/death metal guitar riffs and blast beats from the drums and then the music slows down and adds in synths and melodic guitar leads before reverting back to fast and adding in grim black metal vocals and then the song starts alternating between slow and fast parts and close to the end of the song there are more guitar leads that start coming in and out.
"Journey To The Astral Realm" opens up with dark and evil sounding atmospheric synths and the song is an instrumental piece with no vocals, drums or guitars being present.
"Pulse Of The Universe" returns the heaviness with slow and dark guitar riffs along with atmospheric background sounds and drums which also lead to grim black metal vocals and a few seconds alter the music speeds up along with a small amount of blast beats and then alternating between mid paced and fast parts as well as adding in a brie f use of guitar leads.
"666 MegaBeast" which is also the last song on the ep opens up with dark, melodic and fast guitar riffs along with drums and blast beats a few seconds later and then the black metal screams kick in as well as adding in melody in certain sections of the song and then the music slows down a bit and you can hear some bass guitars along with a small amount of guitar leads before speeding up again and then alternating between slow and fast parts and then the song closes with some keyboards..
Song lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism and Suicide themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound to it.
In my opinion Black Altar are a very great sounding heavy and melodic satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Sentence" and "666 MegaBeast". RECOMMENDED BUY.