British band Sacrilege (not to be confused with their fellow countrymen who released Turn Back Trilobite) started back in the early 80s, riding the second wave of N.W.O.B.H.M. and releasing a handful of demos before falling into obscurity. On the dawn of the present decade the band reemerged with a streak of self financed releases before getting picked by the German Karthago/Pure Steel label coalition.
Without having any contact with their present material, my curiosity was quite big. It took just one spin to realize that the band kept its faith concerning the British early 80s metal sound, delivering a mix between the 70s Sabbath and the N.W.O.B.H.M. Pagan Altar comes immediately to mind (Terry Jones, R.I.P…) since there is a vocal resemblance besides the doom metal element which is ever present.
What Sacrilege is doing cannot be characterized as popular and they definitely deserve our support for being true to their beginnings. Six6six is more than a decent effort serving a sound with only but a handful of representatives.