Sacrificial is the latest full-length from occult death rock conjurors, ANCIENT VVISDOM. Released last week via the Magic Bullet Records compound, Sacrificial was produced by founding vocalist Nathan Opposition, engineered by Travis Bonner at The Diamond Factory Studios in Austin, mastered by Paul Logus (Anthrax, Clutch, Hellyeah, Shadows Fall et al) at Taloowa Mastering, and continues to push the boundaries of both death rock and neo-folk while retaining the memorable simplicity and melodic catchiness present on their previous audio output.
In a near perfect 4.5/5 review Metal Underground calls Sacrificial, “A fantastic effort that perfectly straddles the line between melody and heaviness,” Hellride Music agrees dubbing the offering, “a vital, unflinching work reflective of their passions and beliefs,” while Ghost Cult surmises, “Both enticing and enchanting Sacrificial captures the listener with its satisfying mixture of heaviness and melody. While the sound has certainly taken a stronger step towards the most traditional occult metal style, this record has proved it is certainly not a bad move from the band. With strong riffs, a great mix and catchy vocal melodies, Sacrificial would have the Devil himself tapping away to the odd track.” Adds Metal Reviews, “This is a revolutionary step for ANCIENT VVISDOM, and a welcome one for their metal-loving listeners. Added to the sturdy little melodies they featured in previous albums is a newfound heaviness to hammer them home into the ear, entirely free of classic-rock pretensions that make certain other modern occult rock bands noisome after a while. Sacrificial is a very easy album to love, whether one leans toward metal or just hard rock, and deserves a listen by either kind of fan.”
In celebration of its release, Revolver is currently hosting an in-depth track-by-track breakdown of the record as told by Opposition. In speaking of “Sacrifice, Opposition elaborates, “Smooth soothing bass and drums lead the way with a Danzig-like intensity. The guitars drop in with vocals and the ceremony has begun. I call upon the bearer of light to come forth from the abyss and the power of the left hand path. There, in the mind of every human being, is the enlightening of all the ages, the ultimate sacrifice.”
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