Heretical are a band from Italy that plays a very symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "/Daemonarchist - Daemon Est Devs Inversvs" which was released by Beyond Productions.
A very dark and atmospheric keyboard intro starts off the album along with some spoken word ritualistic parts that are also used on some of the other tracks as well and after the intro the music gets a lot heavier along with some brutal blast beats, grim black metal screams and melodic guitar solos along with a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
At time clean singing can be heard in certain sections of t he recording and the band also mixes the symphonic and heavy parts together ans some of the later tracks bring in a small amount of operatic female and male vocals and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and on some of the tracks you can also hear elements of death and thrash metal which the back up gang shots come from being utilized along with a small amount of growling vocals and a couple of the later tracks brings in a small amount of violins and a few of the songs are also long and epic in length.
Heretical plays a style of symphonic black metal that is very ritualistic at times and also brings in elements ob brutal death metal and thrash along with a great amount of melody to create a sound of their own, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Luciferian, Left Hand Path and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Heretical are a very great sounding symphonic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Averno Resvurrectus" "Devestate E Liberate" "Lvcifer Demasqve" and "Demon Metal".