Shamash are a band from Denmark that plays a very satanic and occult form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Flame of Baphomet".
The album starts out with a very dark, slow and heavy sound and a few seconds later death metal growls are added into the music along with some melodies and the band goes for a more blackened death metal sound on the songs that are presented along with a great amount of mid paced sections.
By the time the album gets into the third song the music speeds up a bit and adds in a small amount of blast beats which also are utilized on some of the other tracks as well as well as the bass guitars adding in a more powerful sound and the music also has a good amount of doom metal influences, by the time the music is midway through the fourth song guitar solos and leads become a part of the recording.
Halfway through the album black metal screams are added into certain parts of the recording along with the leads adding in the more melodic side of that genre as well as the blast beats getting a bit more brutal while the music never goes away from a death/doom metal direction on the songs.
With this album Shamash stick to a more blackened death metal sound along with some slow and mid paced parts that bring a doom/death metal feeling to the recording and at times the music speeds up and adds in brutal blast beats along with a powerful sounding production and lyrics that cover Satanism, Thelema, Crowley and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Shamash are a very great sounding blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Scarlet Woman" "In Sanctify Of Hadit" "Lord Banished Me" and "Mater Dei". 8 out of 10.