Sor­ti­le­gia

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SUL­PHUROUS TEM­PLE

VÁN MYS­TI­CAL BLACK METAL MIN­I­MAL­ISM FROM THE CANA­DIAN EN­CLAVES Son­i­cally sim­i­lar to Nidrosian black metal’s lead­ing le­gions Mare and Ve­mod, the sec­ond al­bum from Toronto’s Sor­ti­le­gia once more utilises sat­is­fy­ingly repet­i­tive pas­sages of ugly sim­plis­tic dirge to great ef­fect. Seem­ingly end­less waves of dis­so­nant gui­tar and drum bat­tery clam­our on­wards at an al­most un­chang­ing tone, cre­at­ing a trance-in­duc­ing fo­cus that gives Sul­phurous Tem­ple a re­flec­tive qual­ity. More en­gag­ing than the bleak, moody min­i­mal­ism of 2014’s Ar­cane Death Rit­ual, Sul­phurous Tem­ple has a slightly more clear-sound­ing pro­duc­tion that brings the band’s ele­men­tal core into sharper fo­cus. The shriek­ing vo­cal in­to­na­tions of vel­vet-clad gui­tar witch Koldovstvo are sub­tly blended be­hind the mix to cre­ate an al­most in­stru­men­tal feel to pro­ceed­ings, and due to the un­chang­ing pace and hyp­notic at­mo­spher­ics each track blends al­most seam­lessly as one.

FOR FANS OF: MARE, 13TH MOON,

VE­MOD

LIAM YATES

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