Sarkom - Doomsday Elite

Doomsday Elite
Dark Essence Records
After a 5-year hiatus, Sarkom are back with their third full-length album. Picking up from where they left off (with few variations) Sarkom are delivering their raw aggressive, old-school, dark and evil black metal music. The very few atmospheric touches along with some “weird breaks” (see “Doomsday Elite”), are fine but not enough so as to give more diversity to the album. If you’re not into black metal music then you’ll ask for more melodic, atmospheric & prog parts. Conversely, If you’re a black metal devotee you’ll revel in the aggressiveness, blackens and rawness of the music.
The production of the album is great as it has a heavy & tight edge. You do not get such a good overall sound by a black metal band easily though. The ideal mastering which was done by Tom Kvålsvoll (Dimmu Borgir, Dødheimsgard, DHG, etc.) has updated the final outcome as well. The band’s new drummer is Uruz (Urghehal). There’s also a bunch of guest appearances on the album by: Psy Coma (The Kovenant), Haan (Svarttjern), Nachtgarm (Negator), Thrawn and V. Larsen.
There is not much to say about this kind of albums. Either you’re into black metal and you should check it out or you’re not and you need to stay away. Personally, since my “old-school black metal days” are long gone, I prefer my black metal more melodic, atmospheric and progy as I have written above. Nonetheless, “Doomsday Elite” is a decent black metal album at large…