Grimorium Verum are a band from Russia that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a very symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Revenant" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions, Cimmerian Shade Recordings, The True Plague and Black Metal Records.
Symphonic sounding synths start off the album and also mixes into the heavier sections of the songs while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody along with the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style and some songs also add in elements of thrash and death metal growls as well as a brief use of female vocals and as the album progresses clean male vocals are also added onto the recording, there is also a brief instrumental before returning back to a heavier direction on the following tracks.
Grimorium Verum creates another recording that remains true to the symphonic style of black metal from their previous release, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism and Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Grimorium Verum and if you are a fan of symphonic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Born Son Of The Devil" "The Light Of Dark Father" "Sacred Temple Of Blood" and "The Resurrected Of n The Devils Hands". 8/5 out of 10.