Pentarium are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of black, goth and melodic death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Schwarzmaler" which will be released in September by Boersma Records.
A very hard and heavy sound starts off the album along with some black metal s creams and symphonic elements a few seconds later while the solos and leads are done in a very dark and melodic fashion and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a decent amount of death metal growls.
A great amount of melody can be heard throughout the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and on the later tracks the music starts incorporating more goth elements along with some modern metal touches and as the album progresses clean guitars can be heard on some of the tracks while some of the slower riffing brings in some doom metal influences and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts.
Pentarium plays a musical style that takes black, melodic death, doom and goth metal and mixes them together to create their own form of dark metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in German and cover suicide, murder, social criticism, and conflicts themes.
In my opinion Pentarium are a very great sounding mixture of black, melodic death, gothic and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Drachenstein" "Kronzeuge" "Seelenhell" and "Weltenbrand". 8 out of 10.