With uncommon creative abilities, The Carnal Sabbath is a beautiful work, that has on the verge of its consistent melodies the sagacity of its mordacious brilliance. Tracks one, three and eight – Helleborus Black, Edge of Black Waters and Gift of Renewal, respectively – are songs that deserve to be highlighted. Gift of Renewal, in special, certainly is one of the most beautiful songs that I have heard in my entire life. With impeccable and wonderfully exhilarating guitar lines, a very hard rock rooted sonorous proficiency and an impressionistic amalgamation of diffuse harmonies, this is probably the best song of the album. A firm and astonishing example of eccentric creativity in the genre, HELLEBORUS remembers nineties Rotting Christ a little, although I should say that they extrapolate the Greek band in terms of spontaneity and dynamics, as their music sounds more colorful, vivid and vibrant, and the production values are accurately clean and standardized.
A very intelligent and singular album – a milestone in the genre’s history – that is absolutely secure of the complex comprehensiveness of its path, HELLEBORUS delivers to its audience a lucid and cohesive work, ostensibly genuine and volatile. This work can certainly be described as an intrepid storm of sonorous beauty, embalmed with an archaic dogma of despondent solitudes, exalted by a hostile atmosphere of infinite horizons, surrounded by a tempestuous, atrocious and sulfuric planetary darkness.
A thoroughly precious and fantastic record that certainly deserves the attention of each and every enthusiast of the underground scene, The Carnal Sabbath is a ferocious and aggrandizing work of art, close to perfection. You can listen to this album without fear. You will not be disappointed.