Hepatomancy are a duo form Italy that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw and brutal form of satanic black metal and this is a review of their album "Ego Svm Radix Et Templvm Lvciferi" which will be released in 2022 by Under The Sign Of Garazel Productions.
A very fast, raw and brutal sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the music also adds in a great amount of 90's influences and some of the tracks also sticks to a very fast power chord orientated direction.
At times the music also gets very minimalist sounding while a couple of tracks also brings in a decent mixture of mid paced and fast parts but focusing on a faster style. Most of the songs also avoid the use of any melody except for one song to focus on a heavier direction and the whole album also remains very heavy, raw and brutal from beginning to the end of the recording.
On this album Hepatomancy focuses more on a very fast, raw and brutal style of black metal. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Satanism, Luciferian, Vampirism, Occultism and Darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Hepatomancy and if you are a fan of raw, brutal and satanic black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Forest Of The Impaled" "Luciferian Necrogoatholocaust" "Howling At The Bloody Moon" and "Requiem For A Vampire". 8 out of 10.