I guessed that metal from Belgium not was so common. I guessed very, very wrong! The metal Archives list 500 bands, and in addition there are certainly lots of bands that the archives not have discovered. Panchrysia is among the 500, and they been around for 20 years, and have recently release their fifth album Dogma.
Panchrysia plays a style of black metal that is very modern yet retains a lot of the more classic traditional sound oft he genre, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover dark and mythological themes. Dogma appears on the surface to be an homage to classic black metal of years past. However, once the surface is scratched away, fans will notice the subtle differences and the unique temperament which defines the album. It can be vicious and unstable sounding, but it`s often fascinating to listen to.
Drum beats along with some melodic yet heavy riffing starts off the album and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the vocals are done in a mixture of shouts and black metal screams as well as the tremolo picking giving the songs a more raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style as well as some songs also adding in spoken word parts and one track also adds in a brief use of middle eastern style instruments before returning back to a heavier direction and as the album progresses a brief use of atmospheric sounds can also be heard and on the closing track early 20th century music samples can be heard briefly.