With brilliant and amazingly creative instrumental passages, filled by calm, serene and categorically elusive melodic intonations, Sanctus Hexe’s sonorous style is also gracefully permeated by a dissonant and traditional aggressiveness, corroborated by the sideline beauty of an extravagant symbiosis, sculpted at the height of a creativity that seeks on its own brilliance the authenticity of a renowned silence, buried at the ambivalent intuitive hearts of ill ancestral shadows.
Their sound is not only deeply aggrandizing, but formidably amazing, with profound and rich melodies that enchant robust and grandiloquent harmonies, firmly rooted in the dark notes of a deeply phantasmagoric originality, crafted at the rites of its own intricate proposal. With a sound reminiscent of 90’s Rotting Christ, nevertheless, Sanctus Hexe unravels a singular, rigorous and exceptionally sculpted sound, that ignites a new fuel of logical and philosophical ambitions – as well as more artistic standards – to black metal, to be understood not only as a genre, but as an audacious, compelling and vividly lucid form of art.
With marvelous and aggressive guitar lines, The Abyss of Ancient Forest has it all: marvelous and profoundly cohesive musical alignments, a formidable sonorous rhetoric, a flaming fury, a dark atmosphere and a consistent sagacity. Showcasing the perfect mixture of a hostile rebellion of tempestuous melodies, and the more sensible artistry of expansive introspective harmonies, guided by the solitude of forests immersed in the perpetual darkness of a spiritual night, this album reveals itself to be a wonderful work of art, all the way through.
There are no negative aspects whatsoever to be pointed out about The Abyss of Ancient Forest, by Sanctus Hexe. This is a deeply laudatory work, that highlights the best qualities the genre has to offer.