Gross, nasty black metal. For fans of Blood Of Kingu, Deathspell Omega, and Portal. Maybe a little bit of Silencer influence up in there too..
First song, "Magus" reminds me of Portal in the way the drums sound...Rat-ssp-tat-spp-tat-spp-tat-tat blasts...With the chaos and dissonance of Deathspell Omega's early releases. The bridgetroll vocals half-way in the song are unique, and I dig the instrumental and guttural lead up to the outro. Makes me feel like I just finished a journey or something.
"Vitriol" is wild! So many layers! This song is nasty but it's also entrancing. I feel the production is better on this song is than "Magus" for some reason, maybe that's just me! God, these vocals are disgusting!!!
"Ouroborus", the last song at 11 minutes long, begins with straight out pummelling smashing guitars and drums and right when you think it's all over...it starts back again but now with liturgical chants or a catholic mass going on in the background! This then transitions to a throat singing droney guitar part which I have to admit had me totally enthralled and in a serene meditative state. Once this middle part is over, the song slaps you back into reality with some truly vile black metal reminiscent of the first album from Blood Of Kingu "De Occulta Philosophia" and some Silencer-esque vocals that only appear on this last track. The track winds down with a truly haunting yet angelic soundscape to finish things off.
Overall great EP!
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/d4jwp ... 015%29.zip