Starting off with Insanity Cult – who we know from 2015’s As My End Unfolds… – the split gets off to a strong start with Thorns of Solitude, which is five minutes of raw, traditional, second wave-influenced black metal. Continue reading
Their previous demo, Isolated Soul, was one that I enjoyed, and the song Empty Memory (Hate for Mankind) has made it from that release onto this one.
The band play Scandinavian-styled Black Metal. Since their first demo they Continue reading
Isolert are a Black Metal band from Greece and this is their first release.
A short demo of just 12 minutes length; Isolert play Black Metal in the Scandinavian vein.
This is grim, Old-School Black Metal with plenty of speed and hateful invective to power the tracks along.
I’m a big fan of the production on this release – it’s raw and underground yet everything remains balanced. They’ve got the mix right between the Black Metal aesthetic and an enjoyable, listenable sound.
The Blackened riffs are frozen and icy and the songs are instantly recognisable for what they are.
The vocals are well-performed rasps in the classic Black Metal style, although some variations appear in the form of whispers and short-lived cleans.
This is a decent demo and a strong entrance for this new band. Give them a listen. Feel the isolation close in and the frigid winds howl.