Here we have almost 40 minutes of authentic second wave black metal for your delectation.
Scathing blackened melodies slice like razor blades through the frosted winds that gust from these songs like harbingers of the end times. This is not really what you’d call a melodic black metal album, but melodies are used extensively, regardless.
The blackened distortion that makes up the rhythm guitars is suitably raw and underground in delivery, enhanced by the various melodies so that the music features a good amount of texture and depth despite the straightforward blackened approach.
Pencil-thin screams are joined by the occasional sung clean, deep growl and other vocalisations – shouts, chants, pleas, etc. The singer has quite a charismatic voice when he’s not screaming his lungs out, and when he is he sounds just as serrated and classically black metal as you would want.
The raw production values sound entirely appropriate wrapped around the dark music. Like the music it’s an authentic reading of the style, one which serves the album well.
Noht Lerapot is traditional black metal played with an obvious passion for the style and with all of the boxes ticked for an album of this type.
Check it out.