Portugese dude Andremon is the sole driving
force behind The Sorcerer. Thematically, I get the impression that the tracks
are linked with each other, although it isn’t clear whether this is a concept or
The album’s tempo ranges from slow doom to blastbeats with a conspicuous use of
elaborate intros. Running throughout this release seems to be an affinity with
old-school Metal. This is not immediately obvious but tracks such as ‘The
Spectre’ possess a sense of melody that in my view hints at 1980s British Metal.
Sometimes the going gets tedious but there are enough ideas to keep you roped in
for all of the album’s duration. Plus, there are a couple of gems too....one
being ‘The Guardian Spirit’, which showcases Andremon’s musicality as well as
his skill in creating tense and furious music.
“A Graveyard...” does have its drawbacks but it also gets better with each spin
and that’s not something I can say for many Black Metal releases. It’s certainly
a valid effort that gives The Sorcerer a solid foothold within the pantheon of
1-man Black Metal ’bands’.