At the time of their debut release, Sanctifica was a black metal band with some symphonic and melodic black metal influences. Their debut EP, In the Bleak Midwinter, was originally released in 1998.
Pantokrator is a death metal band with some progressive elements. On their debut release, Songs of Solomon (originally released in 2001), they incorporate female vocals, strings, and doom & gothic sounds to an angular death metal assault.
The debut EPs of both bands are compiled on a 2001 split release on C&L Music Publishing (Sweden).