Polished Black Metal. Hard driving and melodic, with thick keys and
moaning guitars. Drumming is excellent, vocals are distorted, musicianship
is very tight, production is high end.
Dark and rich sound, focusing on drums and guitar to lead. Great acoustic
bits are featured here and there. The vocals vary from absolutely bitter
to harmonic clean. Good production and musicianship. Many tempo changes
throughout each song keep the overall sound interesting. My fave pick
is “Draconis Infernvs”.
Hard and driving Black Metal with a bizarre chord arrangement in parts.
Very aggressive drumming and excellent guitar runs set the atmosphere,
and the vocals are sheer grim terror, totally frozen. Light use of keys
contributes to the overall sound without becoming overbearing. Musicianship
is very good, production is not bad. My fave pick is “With Charcoal
Raging and insane Black Metal, absolute furious aggression. The drums
are a constant assault of unstoppable hammering anger, the guitars shred
at every possible moment, the only thing that detracts from this is
the overly distorted “AM radio” effect on the vocals. I
really hate that, and while I can sometimes overlook it, I simply cannot
here. Other than that, I like this sound. Musicianship is ok, production
is below average. My fave pick is “Siberia”
Blasting Black Metal with thick Death Metal influences,
Very heavy Black Metal, “heavy” being used to define the
atmosphere of sheer weight the sound of this band creates. Slow and
thickly layered guitars punctuated with aggressive drumming and purely
frozen grim Black Metal vocals. The tempo changes up from song to song,
but overall this is a slower and very heavy sound. My fave pick is “Ikuisuuden
Melodic yet brutal Black Metal. Thick atmospheres and blazing fury create
a genuine feel for this band,
Mid-tempo Melodic Black Metal that is
Melodic Black Viking Metal, very rich in tone and very
Raw and simplistic Black Metal with a very honest feel to it. Straightforward
guitar driven sound, with the drums are very basic but decent. The vocals
are absolutely grim and are what stand out the most to me. Production
in low, loss in musicianship is more than made up for by attitude. My
fave pick is “Kuolema”.
Hateful and violently raw. The production is incredibly low, but the
musicianship shines as being tight and very fast. This is a great example
of a band that will be overlooked because of production value, and people
will miss the incredible energy and absolutely honest and pure aggression.
Get past the poor recording, this is a good band. My fave pick is “88mm”.
Melodic Black Metal with a solid Symphonic feel, tons of harmony and
upbeat tempos that are punctuated with blastbeats and viciously grim
vocals. Keys and guitar share center stage, and the clean vocal parts
are absolutely beautiful. Musicianship is perfect, production is excellent.
My fave pick is “Before The Day Of The Flames”.