Almost 20 years after the release of the influential pagan black metal album, Wicher (1996), and 15 years since their split up, what may have been unthinkable is now becoming reality: the Polish black metal legends are back and they will release a brand new full-length in the spring of 2016. Opening this new chapter in Sacrilegium’s history, a limited edition single, Angelus, will be released on 28th December 2015 via the cult label Pagan Records, which released the aforementioned debut full-length.
The title track of the single (in both album and demo versions) is an example of what to expect of the band on their upcoming full-length release in 2016: that traditional black metal sound they are known for, however, with a brutal and more aggressive kick and, yet, not lacking their unique touch of melancholy.
The single contains two versions of the title track; an album and demo version. It also comprises of remixes done by guest artists: In Slaughter Natives (industrial), Zenial (experimental, avant-garde), ROD (Slavonic folk-dubstep) and Echoes of Yul (post-rock).
Prone to staying up late; after purchase, playing this atmospheric wonder deep into the night; this whilst reading Gene Tierney's, Self Portrait; realizing the ephemeral nature of our lives; no escaping the vicissitudes of The Wheel. There would seem to be only one way to freedom; the narrowest of paths. Thoughts. Jeff Richardson
Update: I was unfair in my first assessment of this due to some monotonous percussion. However as a fan of Autokrator and other industrial black metal I gave it another chance, and it holds up with the best industrial hybrids. I just needed to catch up to this one I guess. Metallurgical Fire