The third album by Ancient VVisdom, Sacrificial, comes out next week. (Pre-order it on Amazon.) It takes the sound heard on 2011’s A Godlike Inferno and 2013’s Deathlike—acoustic occult folk, basically—and pumps up the heaviness somewhat. There’s still a lot of strumming and crooning, but there are a lot more full-on doom metal moments than ever before. It’s a solid record that finds the band playing to their strengths, while still exhibiting the kind of growth that keeps stagnation at bay.
Here’s an exclusive premiere of the track “Chaos Will Reign”: