Job : Occult black metal is a niche that’s hard to get into. It takes itself so seriously that it’s difficult to get with its intentions and purpose. That is, unless you’re already offering an average of up to six goats every weekend already. All jokes aside, there’s substance to this style and it’s not an atmosphere that’s shallow. Pyreficavitm hails from Chile and ‘संसार का पथ’ is the debut effort. Almost ritualistic in its direction, the group delves into a world that’s as terrifying as it is ethereal. The album spans a whopping 75 minutes, but to (and I know it’s a cliché) say it’s a journey is an understatement.
Middle Eastern influences tend to creep their way into their sound and it makes for a very thick layer of atmosphere that’s very hard to come by. Long, drawn out atmospheric passages and intros almost sound cinematic in their delivery, with at times no melody at all to hold on to. The DIY-production value adds to what this band is trying to accomplish and it never truly hinders their purpose. However, in terms of reference, the only thing I can truly come up with is Behemoth’s ‘O Father O Satan O Sun’ and its final part with the spoken word. And maybe some Aluk Todolo. By all means, listen to this with an open mind and form your own opinion, because that’s the kind of album this is. And that’s not just me being lazy.