Billed as Baroque blackmetal, I was wholly unfamiliar with Sühnopfer
until this years release. However after giving it a single spin I
immediately ordered it. It’s very much in the vein of many other
medieval blackmetal like countrymen Véhémence, Aorlhac, or Ferriterium
and not unlike Switzerland’s Ungfell. It’s aggressive, fast, and
sickeningly sweet and melodic. Compared to 2019’s Hic regnant
Borbonii manes the sound is cleaner and crisper but perhaps lacks
some of the depth which it’s predecessor had. Would have been
interesting to hear this with just a bit more dirt in the production,
would probably have dulled some of those melodies but without
necessarily diminishing their value. Regardless of those issues this
is a great album which I find myself returning to over and over again.
Do yourself a favour and pick this up immediately.
Sühnopfer on Encyclopaedia Metallum
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