Sunday, July 19, 2015

Kabexnuv/Dol Guldur-Wings Of Black Holocaust Split Cd (2015)

Black Metal was never what I would consider my thing, but there were some bands to come from Norway that impressed me a lot back in the day.Mayhem, Burzum, Darkthrone, Immortal, Emperor and Enslaved. Well, we're talking about this split here. While so many of the mentioned bands seemed to be carrying the torch of old school black metal, while adding their own vision, Kabexnuv brings this dark atmosphere, but there does appear to be some attempt to follow in the footsteps of Nocturno Culto, Fenriz and Zephyrous. From the fast-paced tremolo riffs to the old school rhythms and raw sound, this sounds heavily inspired by the bands mentioned above. Dol Guldur brings a different approach. Influenced by "A Blaze in the Northern Sky" sound. The production is fairly raw and that is what i can say about this, the guitar has a razor-sharp sound, which suits the first track more than the others. This sounds rather decent for a Black metal band.If you truly feel that you must have this, go for it. This definitely is for followers of the atmospheric and sinister Black metal sound.
Review by Paul Caravasi

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