Sidious are a band from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of symphonic black metal, death metal and deathcore and this is a review of their 2014 album "Revealed In Profane Splendour" which will be released in November by Kaotoxin Records.
Far sound effects start off the album along with some drums that leads to more of a heavy blackened metal sound and a few seconds later symphonic elements start to kick in along with the music adding in more fast parts, blast beats and a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls.
You can hear a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts throughout the recording along with a great amount of melody which is also a strong part of the recording when solos and leads are finally added in along with some of the slower sections bringing in more of a deathcore style to the bands musical style.
As the album progresses the music gets more technical along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the band also brings in a few very long and epic in length tracks which also sees the band also adding grim sounding spoken word parts and clean playing into the music briefly and a couple of the later songs sees the band adding in a small amount of melodic chants and clean singing while the main focus remains mostly on a brutal blackened death metal sound.
Sidious creates another album that takes the symphonic and melodic sides of black metal and combines it with the brutality and technical parts of death metal and deathcore to create some music that has a variety of many different extreme metal styles being mixed together, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, blasphemous and occult themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Sidious and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sacrilegious Majesty" "Annihilation Of Abhorent Credeance" and "Paragon, Bringer Ov Light". 8 out of 10.