ALBERT BELL'S SACRO SANCTUS - Liber III: Codex Templarum (CD)
Malta | Blackened Heavy/Doom
Seasoned Maltese heavy metal maestro Albert Bell sounds the clarion of battle once more with his third declaration of war in the SACRO SANCTUS Templar trilogy! "Liber III: Codex Templarum" focuses on the Order of 13's fate following their coerced dissolution including their alleged involvement in insurrections against despotic rule in Scotland and the Alpine lands in the 14th century, and the Knights' links with various secret societies. Templar myth and historical facts are combined to masterful effect again as Albert unleashes riff upon riff of feral old school blackened heavy metal forged from a cauldron of pedigree influences from CELTIC FROST to SAINT VITUS, to MOTORHEAD, BATHORY and VENOM. Handling the vocals, bass and rhythm guitar, Albert was this time joined by drummer Steve Lombardo and guitarist Owen Grech, one of the island's most talented shredders. The band continues to successfully tread along the true footprint of the genre with all its best ingredients meshed in a chalice of metalized blood that should satiate the thirst of elite metal aficionados.