Power of Metal.dk Review

The Sorcerer
A Graveyard of Fallen Dreams
Style: Black Metal
Release date: 22 March, 2014
Playing time: 38:47

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 not.

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’.

01. Excommunicated (Intro)
02. The Bearer of Light
03. Entre as Trevas e a Sarjeta
04. The Spectre
05. The Guardian Spirit
06. The Sacrifice
07. Close the Portal
Label: Hellprod
Distribution: Hellprod
Reviewed by: Chris Galea
Date: 28 May, 2014
Website: The Sorcerer @ Facebook