STORMRULER - Sacred Rites & Black Magick Gatefold 2-LP (Black Vinyl)
It’s hard to think of a band within black metal that has experienced a rise to prominence as meteoric as that of STORMRULER. Since their formation in 2019, and with only an excellent debut album in Under The Burning Eclipse under their belts, the Missouri-based duo of Jesse Schobel and Jason Asberry have managed to craft some of the best, most compelling melodic black metal of the last decade, drawing comparisons to legendary acts such as DISSECTION and DAWN in the process. The band’s latest release Sacred Rites & Black Magick may very well be one of the most anticipated black metal records of the year, and thankfully, the music that it contains more than lives up to the hype surrounding it.
At nearly 75 minutes in length and with 20 separate tracks contained within it, this is a daunting album in its size and scope, and it’s hard to believe that a band, especially one comprised of just two people, have not only crafted that much music, but that the vast majority of it works as well as it does