Grimorium Verum are a band from Russia that plays a symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of t heir 2015 album "Relict" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Records and Cold Raw Records.
A very dark ambient keyboard sound starts off the album before going into more of an epic and symphonic direction and after the intro the music goes into a very fast black metal direction along with a great amount of blast beats and high pitched screams which they also mix in with the symphonic elements.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music is more rooted in the 90's style of symphonic black metal and the riffs also get very melodic at times and as the album progresses deep death metal growls along with spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording and when solos and leads are finally added into the music they also enhance the melody that is present on the recording along with a touch of traditional metal and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length and one song also brings in a few seconds of clean singing.
Grimorium Verum plays a style of symphonic black metal that is more closer to the mid 90's era and also brings back some of the blasphemy that has been missing in the genre for years, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism and Anti Christian themes.
In my opinion Grimorium Verum 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 "Rising Morning Star" "Night Burning Icons" "In Satan We Trust" and "Odium". 8 out of 10.