BLACKDEATH - Phantasmhassgorie
Fallen-Angels :: CD :: 12€
The 9th full-length by this Russian band formed in 1998. As with past material, a casual listen reveals the bands roots in the 2nd wave of Black Metal, as the music waxes and wanes between pummeling tremolo runs with blasts and melodramatic, atmospherically charged nuance. That being said, the bandīs experimental edge continuously creeps out, be it the intrepid interplay between the bass and the guitar riffs or the constantly shifting moods and tempos. The result is a constantly shifting landscape of slightly off-kilter, twisting Black Metal. The 45-minute album feels warmly familiar yet, at the same time, certain aspects feel alien and uncomfortable: an unyielding onslaught of commotion and turbulence.