In the last few years, Sacrilegious Crown have been revealing itself as one of the foremost enticing acts on Black Metal’s rawest domain. Following three demos and a full-length recording, the Italian entity returns with a new album, a five-track set of cruel ritualistic Black Metal, a sonic shroud sheltering complete darkness. Raw yet clear and atmospheric, “Chenosi” is not governed by unfocused aggression. It is organic and thoroughly cohesive, there is a sense of distress, a shadowy aura of discomfort which elevates “Chenosi” to a pantheon of its own, be it through κενός's ghostly wailings and haunting riffs or the utterly somber, morbid ambient sections where the esoteric spectral waves reach further levels of intensity.
Released by Black Gangrene Productions on a vinyl LP edition, “Chenosi” is Sacrilegious Crown in its sharpest most charismatic shape, a ghastly experiment above and beyond the Sacred and Profane.