Line-up: Jiří "Big Boss" Valter - vocals, René "Evil" Kostelňák - guitar, Marek "Ashok" Šmerda - guitar, Marek "Deadly" Fryčák - drums, Igor Hubík - bass
It is already 4 years ago, when the infernal gate opened for the last time and the servants of Satan let out into the world ripped by sins the bloodthirsty beast, proudly carrying Baphomet burned on its chest. Of course all the sins could not be punished rightly, that is why the beast named Root is waking up again to be able to give its message called "Heritage of Satan" to all Christ-lovers.
Well the Root perfumed by sulphur are back, so let us have a look, which kind of devilish whist they have started to play. After the introductory long recitative of Mr Big Boss we can immediately welcome the envoy of inferno in "In Nomine Sathanas". We will simultaneously return back deep into the past, as not only the Czech text would let us smell to smelling debut "Zjevení". In the following "Legacy of Ancestors" the Root gets started its hellish rock' n' roll to full rates. The crack hit, which will belong to concert certainty for sure. During the intro and the introductory composition it is not possible to pass the unusually clear audio speech over. Especially the vocals are such clear, that you have the impression, as if you would see the stomach of Big Boss. And one more interesting thing to "Legacy of Ancestors". The Starting riff seemed to be somehow familiar to me. I did not have to rove through the streets of Brno, where Root come from, very long, before I chanced upon the next local renegades Titanic, concretely their song "Netvor AIDS". Intention or happenstance? I do not know, but try to compare. In following "Revenge of Hell" the band will press much to consistent guitar string. That supporting guitar riff is really brutally energetic and the much dynamic bass appends the fortitude as well.
Despite the fact, that Root is being sorted rather to category of epic dark metal nowadays, they absolutely do not forget their black metal radices. You can find the typically hellish tidbits for example in compositions "Darksone Prophet", "Son of Satan" and "Greetings from the Abyss". Everything is enlaced by rich dark metal motives with darkish atmosphere and rock' n 'roll feeling as well. Although the albums from the turn of the century were not exceeded, "Heritage of Satan" is not possible to regard as any inferior matter. The album is rather multifarious by music, striking metal and atmospherically dark, musicianly perfectly mastered and dressed to much enjoyable sound. That is why I think that it would be liked also by audience, which passed around the production of Root by now. I recommend to taste at least several gobbets from hellish cauldron.