Album: Under the Light of Mountains
Release Date: 18/03/2022
Genres: Atmospheric Black Metal
Formats: Compact Disc, Digital
Label: Super Sargasso
Location: Lima, Peru
Price: $10 Compact Disc, $6 Digital
Listen to the first single Flight of a Black Serpent or follow the band below:
Super Sargasso Links
A Message From The Artist
- An Impaled God Shall Not Reign (5:02)
- To Raise the Four Path Bridge (6:14)
- Bethink of the Vulture Bloodshed (7:38)
- Clench the Raiders Hearts (9:25)
- Flight of a Black Serpent (9:47)
- A Sight Beyond the Sun (7:35)
- Semper Mendax (6:38)
Guitars & Programming
More About the Album
Saqraruna play atmospheric black metal that maintains the aggression and intensity of raw black metal. While there is a rich atmosphere within which the music is presented, this isn’t at the expense of the elements that define black metal as a genre.
You’ll still find shrieked powerful vocals that pierce through the instrumentals on the album, delivering dark verses. Accompanying this at numerous points are furious venomous riffs and unrelenting drum work. At other times things take a more immersive, depressive atmosphere. On the whole though things have taken a more aggressive turn since the band’s last album, with them holding nothing back on this release.
What really makes the album so unique are the themes that it covers, looking at the band’s Peruvian ancestry, culture, and history. The release examines the hardships endured by their ancestors under the reign of their Christian oppressors and the ways that they kept their culture alive. To accentuate this point the band have included numerous spoken audio clips, as well as integrating pre-Hispanic instruments. The band manage to find a perfect balance between depressive elements and aggression, giving the album a charged yet melancholic atmosphere. It both mourns the loss of their people’s culture and displays the anger at this loss simultaneously.
Overall if you’re a fan of atmospheric black metal then this an album that shouldn’t be missed. This is South American black metal at its finest.