Xeper are an international band with members from Norway and Italy and plays a satanic form of black metal and this id a review of their 2021 album "Ad Numen Satanae" which will be released in February by Soulseller Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style. Clean chants can also be heard on a few tracks and they also give the music more of a ritualistic feeling along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
High pitched black metal screams are also very huge part of the recording while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives music more of a raw feeling along with some growls also being added into some parts of the tracks.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also showing an influence of death metal at times as well as the spoken word parts also giving the songs more of a dark yet spiritual atmosphere when they are utilized, one of the tracks also introduces clean playing onto the recording and as the album progresses a brief use of atmospheric sounding synths can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Anti Cosmic Satanism, Left hand Path and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Xeper are a very great sounding satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of t his musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Under The Will Of Satan" "Riding the Spiral Of Lilith" and "Ad Numen Satanae". 8/5 out of 10.