Hailing from Spain is Sacrificio and willing to sacrifice you to the dark lord is also Sacrificio. Guerra Eterna is the debut full length from these black metal heathens and within this record you will come across eight songs of pure blistering darkness. Sacrificio is black metal to the rotten core and there isn’t much else within their sound that can compromise that. Within each of the eight songs that are present within this record, each one of them is just as blasphemous and soul shredding as the last, and these songs won’t rest until you have been carved up, tossed aside and your soul has been swallowed.
When you begin listening, a certain darkness hits you immediately as it begins to tear you soul to shreds. Guerra Eterna is a dark, twisting and sinister listen and those three attributes are main staples of each song. All eight songs are injected with enough molten evil to take Spain over Spain at least five times. As soon as you begin listening, you become trapped in a vortex of utter soulless darkness from which you cannot escape. One song rolls on right after another and the only real break you get is when you reach the middle point of the album where a ritualistic interlude titled Depositio Haereticorum takes over but that’s about all.
Even after Depositio Haereticorum ends you get shoved straight back down into the pit ov hell with an equally short but still punishing song titled Ritos Funerarios. When listening, you just can’t escape the pure and utter blackened madness that Sacrifcio has created. The longer and the more you listen to Guerra Eterna the deeper and deeper you sink into an abyss where the flames are black and the darkness strips away all humanity. Guerra Eterna sounds as though it is compiled completely of banished souls only to be marinated in ever twisting and contorting darkness, and that is how black metal should sound.
Each song is filled with diseased and Satanic riffs that are coupled with heavy bass lines, tumultuous drumming and horde commanding and utterly sinister vocals. Peppered into each song are blistering guitar solos that bubble your skin and shred your face to pieces. To go along with the great musicianship is the raw production which brings the music to an even higher sinister plane. This release wreaks of evil and oozes molten blackness to the point where you may be stripped of your humanity and sanity all together.
This debut full length is one hell of a listen and is undeniably heavy and blasphemous. If there was a compilation of albums that you would be able to listen to as you descend to hell, this album would be on it. And not only that, but Guerra Eterna is an album that all black metal fans should want to listen to over and over again.
Guerra Eterna will be out through Iron Bonehead Productions and Nuclear War Now! December 9, 2016.
Check out the song Guerra Eterna.
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