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In Obscure Depths - 85%

Choronzon, June 6th, 2003

Following to their much anticipated “Exaltation” Cdemo the band had to let two members go because of the eternal differences in musical expectations. With a new singer and a guitarist Panchrysia could grow to their full potential and new musical direction. Their new direction is modern black metal in style of Zyklon, Immortal and Dissection and this they execute in a very good way. The sound is clean, raw and brutal but less heavy than on their previous recording (though this isn’t necessarily a negative point). Lyricwise they go past the standard “satan-evil-death-woods” subjects and the songs are interrelated without having to speak about a true concept-album. Their look is no-nonsense and natural, which bring the us to the recent Emperor image. All in all, a good combination of strong selling points – though I hope for the guys they don’t drown in the mass of black metal releases of modern times, that would be a pity for a high quality band like this.