Grim black metal screams make up the bulk of the vocal output on this release. The singer has depth to his voice and is a shade deeper and stranger than is traditional.
The guitars have that nicely blackened tone to them; sharp and frosted, with dark melodies streaking off out of the music like arcs of lightning.
The speed is varied enough throughout the album, with slower, mid-paced and fast sections all having their places.
Ascension to Apotheosis has a good recording; clean and powerful enough to accentuate the band’s music, but without blunting their deliver or making the band sound stale. Their dark vision comes through loud and clear.
I have enjoyed this. Mystical, occult black metal that’s performed with no frills and no messing around, but with a strong, modern delivery.