French black fucking metal! Sektemtum‘s new album Panacea is a diabolical whirlwind of nihilism. The production of Panacea is exactly what you want a black metal album to sound like. This is a monster of an album. There is a nice level of uniqueness that Sektemtum brings to the table, France never fails when making black metal though, especially in the department of individuality and unique sounds.
From chanting verses to abrupt blast beat passages, Sektemtum has rejuvenated the French black metal scene with Panacea. The interesting thing about this album is when it cleans itself up and has a very polished sound that goes right back into black metal. This is definitely an album to experience.
After a much-needed five-year break, SEKTEMTUM decided to record a new album. Now a trio, they parted ways with lead singer Meyhna’ch and recorded a personal and genuine album.
SEKTEMTUM created and recorded this album during endless nights, through spontaneity and suffering. No rehearsal had been planned before entering the studio : the band wanted to make a record in a hurry, following the mood of the moment.
Unique, original, and inspired by all the things that influenced them during all these years: without any boundaries or limitations, on Panacea, you can hear the punk rock from the band’s early years, the hard rock they listen to, and the black metal from their origins…
Panacea is a subtle combination of idleness, suffering, solitude, a nocturnal atmosphere and the will to overcome…with SEKTEMTUM‘s founding members.
Reverend Prick: guitars / electronic abuse / vocals
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