Kentucky's Fornicus have returned with a new recording which shows to the music going into more of an infernal mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Sulphuric Omnipotence" which will be released in June by Negative Earth Records.
A very powerful sounding bass guitar starts off the album along with some heavier riffing a few seconds later. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling along with some keyboards also being used briefly.
Vocals also bring in a mixture of black metal screams and guttural growls while the songs also add in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Some of the faster sections of the music also shows an influence of war metal along with the guitar solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style.
A touch of doom/death metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs along with the guitar solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style as well as having their chaotic moments, a couple of tracks also introduces a brief use of clean vocals, whispers and spoken word parts onto the album. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Blasphemy, Darkness and Chaos themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Fornicus and if you are a fan of black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Perdition's Guiding Winds" "Vitriolic Proclamation" "Inexorable Pantheon Of Death" and "Usurping The Throne". 8 out of 10.