Aegrus are a band from Finland that plays a very raw and satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Thy Numinous Darkness' which will be released in October by Saturnal Records.
Heavy guitar riffs start off the album before going into a very fast direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats to give the songs more of a raw feeling along with some grim black metal screams while the riffs also bring in a great amount of dark sounding melodies.
When guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and a great potion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and melodic vocals can also be heard briefly as the album progresses and later tracks also adds in a small amount of acoustic guitars and clean playing along with the vocals also utilizing a more depressive edge and the last track is all instrumental.
Aegrus plays a style of black metal that is very raw and traditional while also having a modern edge, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Satanism. Luciferian, Occultism and Transcendental Knowledge themes.
In my opinion Aegrus are a very great sounding satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Call Of Lucifer" "Psalms Of Satan" and "The Black Stream Of Death". 8 out of 10.