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A year and a half after Sacramentum's second album's release, they released their final album, Thy Black Destiny in 1999. This album featured even more gigantic changes to their sound, and is radically different from The Coming Of Chaos and Far Away From The Sun. This album isn't a flawless masterpiece like either of the first two albums, but it sure has some enjoyable tunes in it, and the tunes are loaded with intensity.
First of all, this album is pure death metal. All black metal elements are eliminated from Sacramentum's music at this point in time. All the beautiful melodies are completely gone as well. This makes Sacramentum sound extremely different already. It almost sounds like it isn't Sacramentum because of the gargantuan differences. Sacramentum decided to focus a lot more on blasting brutality and very heavy songwriting on this album rather than melody and atmosphere. As for lyrics, there's much more hatred and anger in the lyrical content instead of darkness and nightmares. Thy Black Destiny features many themes like destruction and war.
Sacramentum ended their career in brutal, aggressive victory, and this album demonstrates their insanely brutal ending. The songs on this album aren't atmospheric or melodic, but they sure are incredibly heavy, fast, and savage. The songs Demonaeon, The Manifestation, and Shun The Light are musical manifestations of war and bloody violence. These songs are packed with chaotic riffs, blast-beats, shredding guitars, and fierce vocals. There are a couple filler tracks, but the majority of the album's songs are fun to headbang to. This proves that Sacramentum transformed their sound in a positive way again.
Conclusion: a great album by Sacramentum, which creates a satisfying ending to their discography. Again, it's not as mind-blowing like the first two albums, but it contains some pretty heavy material.