United Kingdom's Sathamel have returned with a new recording which continues the blackened death metal style of previous releases and this is a review of their self released 2019 album "Horror Vacui".
Synths start off the album and also bring in the atmosphere of a horror movie soundtrack before going into a heavier direction. The riffs also add in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies while the vocals bring in a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard along with the songs also bringing in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the synths also mixing in with some of the heavier parts briefly and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic style.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as one track also introducing spoken word parts onto the recording briefly and the closing song is very long and epic in length. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Occultism and Anti Religion themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Sathamel and if you are a fan of blackened death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Horror Vacui" "The Devil's hand" and "Of Spilled Wine And Broken Glass". 8 out of 10.