Pentarium are a band from Germany that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of black, goth and melodic death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Zwischenwelt" which was released by Boersma Records.
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the album along with some death metal growls a few seconds alter while symphonic elements are also used at times as well as the faster sections of the songs also bring in a decent amount of blast beats and when screams are utilized they add in black metal elements.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with some tracks also bringing in elements of goth metal as well as some tracks also adding in whispered vocals and as the the album progresses more modern metal influences are added into the music and one song also introduces clean playing and melodic vocals onto the recording and the guitar leads also use a great amount of melody
Pentarium creates another recording that remains true to their mixture of black, goth and melodic death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of German and English and cover the writings of H.P Lovecraft, domestic violence, depression and dementia themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Pentarium and if you are a fan of black, goth and melodic death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "13" "Rise Of The Older Gods" "Memoria" and "Vor dem Sturm". 8 out of 10.