United Kingdom's Formicarius have returned with a new recording which continues the symphonic and epic style of black metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2019 album "Rending The Veil Of Flesh" which will be released in September by Schwatzdom Production.
A very fast sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats while symphonic elements are also added into the heavier sections of the music. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
A decent amount of tremolo picking can also be heard in the faster sections of the songs while the riffs also use a great amount of melody as well as some growls being added into some parts of the music. The songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and one track also introduces acoustic guitars onto the recording.
Female vocals can also be heard at times as well as the music also bringing in a decent amount of mid 90's era influences but keeping it modern at the same time and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the dark ages and the corruption of the Christian religion in that era.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Formicarius and if you are a fan of symphonic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Beyond The Veil Of Flesh" "Inherit Our Sickness" "Stalker Among The Stars" and "O Dread Impaler". 8 out of 10.