Ripping melodic and atmospheric black metal band Sacramentum gained a cult following for their lush use of melody without missing the riff-focused methods and intense morbid darkness of traditional black metal.
Skimming the edges of both melodic technical Swedish death metal and Iron Maiden / black metal hybrids like Dissection, Sacramentum built on what Sentenced had done to make a form of music which was mostly black metal with influences from death metal and traditional heavy metal.
Twenty-four years after the release of their masterpiece, Far Away From The Sun, the band have announced their triumphant return:
Hail the ever growing Northern Darkness!
The ancient and infernal spirit of Sacramentum has been dormant for
two decades, In its hypnotic and hysterical sleep it has traveled far
beyond human comprehension. It has been sleeping in the Shadow of
Oblivion and gathered strength and power to erect the black pantheon
Now the spirit has awakened!
The Journey continues in 2020 as one of the headlining acts of
Netherlands Deathfest and Maryland Deathfest. But this is just the
beginning! A new masterpiece of true dark art is to be unleashed upon
the earth! Entitled Shadow of Oblivion which was the name of an early
painting made by Anders Brolycke in 1994 and also a part of the layout
on the Finis Malorum EP.
This dare we say is the follow up to Far Away from the Sun. In close
collaboration with my long time brother of the mighty Grotesque/Liers
in wait, Necrolord has begun preparations for a new stunning painting.
The artwork will reflect the music just as it did on Far Away from the
For two decades we have waited for the spirit to awaken… Time has come…
Blood Shall Be Spilled!
Mori ego adoremus.
Nisse Karlén on behalf of Sacramentum
January 22, 2020