Sar Isatum are a band from Denver, Colorado that plays a very technical and symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Shurpu" which will be released on November 17th.
Symphonic keyboards and ritualistic drums start off the album before going into a heavier direction while the symphonic elements also mix in with the heavier sections of the songs and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams.
A great amount of the music is very heavily rooted in the mid 90's while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion along with growls also being heard at times and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording as well as the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking can be heard while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody as well as getting very technical at times along with some clean playing also being added into certain sections of the recording and the music also has its atmospheric moments.
Sar Isatum plays a style of symphonic black metal that is very aggressive and technical sounding, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Sumerian, Annunaki Empires and Northern Wabanaki Legends and Darkness themes.
In my opinion Sar Isatum are a very great sounding symphonic and technical black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sar Isatum" "Black Gate" and "Halls Of Pestilence". 8 out of 10.