(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
What a treat the new Attic album “Sanctimonious” is, one that is such on a variety of levels. First, it is a conceptual album set in a non-specific nunnery where mysterious murders are occurring and the bodies are piling up. The story that unfolds throughout the album is a darkly demonic, blasphemous one and it is told with epic grandeur.
The way the music that permeates the album itself is also a phenomenal treat. It is traditional power metal with a European flare (Attic is from Germany by the way). On this, the band’s sophomore release, there will be undeniable comparisons made to the late 1980’s eras of both Mercyful Fate and King Diamond..and justly so. “Sanctimonious” must be heard to be experienced and Riff Relevant is providing you the opportunity to do so now.
Attic‘s “Sanctimonious” will be released tomorrow, Friday, August 18 via Ván Records but you may stream it below today thanks to Soundcloud.