Epoch - Sacrosanct
Epoch’s debut “Sacrosanct” album is so damn dark, you’ll feel as if your soul is literally being consumed by death’s unrelenting might.
Imagine the grim reaper at your throat before decapitating your head off, as this is what the music and vocals kind of resemble on “Sacrosanct”. The horrid-sounding guitar passages and demonic growls on the eight tracks present here create a negative aura of total darkness and suicidal thoughts of your bloody demise. Epoch’s music and darkened lyrics are a weapon of mass suicide and soul sacrifice, which is sure to leave even the toughest fans of death metal in a petrified state.
Plenty of influences from Hate Eternal, Immolation and even early Morbid Angel can be found on this album, with Epoch’s own style and vision of the tortured soul at its worst form. The musicianship is pretty good, coming across very tight and played to perfection, which is rear for an extreme metal band nowadays, as it seems like some bands with the extreme metal genre just want to put out a record in haste.
Musically and vocally, Epoch is not doing anything out of the ordinary, but credit should be given to their old school glory and style being so dominant here. These characteristics alone bring to mind the good old days of when death metal was so extreme, evil, dark and morbid in its execution.
Check it out and watch your life fade away to the hellish depths of the void unknown. Lavadome Productions Sarjoo Devani