The sacrificial rites
Unholy Sermon is a band from Sri Lanka. When I heard the sound of them I thought first that they are a band from the Middle East. This band exists since the year 2005. Till now they made one demo back in 2007 by the “Novena of darkness”. The album that I am now listening to from them is their first album which they self released. The music of Unholy Sermon is a mixture a mixture of Black and Death Metal. On the “The sacrificial rites” album are 7 songs which are between 4 and 9 minutes long. This album begins with an interesting intro by the name of “Virgin sacrifice”. After I heard the intro, I got interested in the rest of the album. Unfortunately, the second song showed me that the rest of the album is not made in the same style. I won’t say that because of this, this albums sucks. It’s just, that my expectation went into another direction. If thought, that there will be keyboards in the music like in the intro. It is good that they didn’t put any keyboards in their music, because it would bury the sounds. There are a lot of Oriental scales in the songs. Since I don’t know how the native music from the homeland sounds, I thought that they are from another country. There is only one song on this album with keyboards in it. The song is called “Harmartia”. The last song “Personifying Procrastination” is also a bit different than the rest of the material on this album. In some songs this band reminds me of Deicide. Not that they are as hard like them. It’s just because of the mixing of the hard sound and the melodic part on the guitar which are known from the Deicide albums. But there is a problem for me with this album. Sometimes it seems, like that the songs on this album come from different phases of this band and than put together for this album. I don’t know if I am right about that, since I didn’t get any info with this album which could give me a clue about that. It’s not like this is a big problem.
PUBBLICAZIONE RECENSIONE: 18/06/11
GENERE: black metal
SITO WEB: www.myspace.com/unholysermon
RECENSORE: Petar Mrvic