Actus Septem are a band from Greece that plays a mixture of black and doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2020 ep "Days Of The Fall".
Distorted amp noises start off the ep before going into a heavier direction while elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody.
A lot of the music is also very heavily rooted in the early 90's era while most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. The first track is also all instrumental and the second song also introduces grim black metal screams onto the recording along with the music also showing some influences of the Hellenic style.
All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them and the whole recording also sticks to a slower musical direction, melodic singing and chants can also be heard in the background on a couple of tracks. The production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover anthropocentrism and anti religion themes.
In my opinion Actus Septem are a very great sounding mixture of black and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Assert In Death" and "Son Of Woman". 8 out of 10.