SACRILEGIOUS RITE - Summoned From Beyond CD
SACRILEGIOUS RITE hereby present their first full-length. Aptly titled Summoned From Beyond. A work of both grimy physicality and mystical aura, SACRILEGIOUS RITE fully embody the ancient spirt of black metal's yesteryears. By no means "retro"-minded nor completely against regressionism, the quartet conjure a pulsing bestiality cloaked in fog and sulfur, nodding as much to the early '90s Greek scene as they do South American wildness from the '80s. However, solid songwriting reigns supreme across Summoned From Beyond, and each of the eight central tracks (notwithstanding the mood-establishing intro and outro) patiently unfolds to envelop the listener in an orgy of vociferous violence and malignant majesty. Suitably, the recording balances robust rawness and lingering mystery alike, rivetheaded abandon and opaque splendor in equal measure. Further intensifying that orgiastic sensation, the album features a number of guest vocalists: INFERNAL EXECRATOR's Lord Ashir on "Sacrilegious Rite," Adaestuo's Hekte Zaren on "Remains of the Deceased," and Bestial Holocaust's Sonia Sepulcral on "Strigoicia."