Saritap is a one-man project. We can't find a lot of information about the project, which actually isn't a bad thing. It adds to the mystical image surrounding the music. This e.p. was originally self-released as a digital download as well as on tape in november of 2014. Now Iron Bonehead productions is about to re-release the cassette in a limited edition of 100 copies.
What we hear on 'Sorcerers of the Seven Gods' is some of the most primitive black metal you'll encounter these days. The four songs remind me of very early bands like Beherit or Mayhem. The title track drives on rough blast beats and hauted, obsessive vocals in perfect ancient black metal tradition. It's stuff like this that fascinated me on the old Candlelight releases and it still does.
'Serpent's Stones Mysteries' is my favourite track on the album, an evil mid-tempo anthem with an intensly cold atmosphere. This song even takes me back to the time when Venom decided they were the most evil band in the world, inspiring many bands to outdo the 'originators of black metal'. So does 'Tower of the Black Moon' which seems to have borrowed direct influences from old punk rock as well.
So in all, this is an excellent example of primitive black metal and a must-have for anyone who is nostalgic for those good old days. Somewhere in hell, Euronymous and Dead must be listening to this e.p., banging their heads (or what's left of it) in approval. For once, I agree with them. This is epic stuff.