With an album cover like this, how could I pass this one up?
Stemming from the second wave and steeped in occult evil, this is classic underground black metal played with authenticity and clear passion.
As raw and as terrifying as the gloriously scary cover, The Sarcophagus play their black metal with dark melodies that reveal their predilection for the Swedish style of blackened hatred.
The songs are sharp, fast, and full of grim melodic enhancements. These brightly burning elements merge with the thicker distorted riffs to produce songs that are like serrated spears of molten violence.
Each track is an enjoyable example of the style. There are no real surprises here, but nor would you really want there to be. This is black metal played by black metal fans for black metal fans. As such, it really hits the spot and is eminently delectable.
Beyond This World’s Illusion is a solid, strong hit of the black stuff. Check it out.