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Quality black metal from Poland - 100%

ondspiritism, September 6th, 2012

Plaga, meaning ‘the plague’, are a Satanic black metal band hailing from Poland. Participants within this project remain completely anonymous. Their EP, ‘Pożeracze Słońc’, was put out in 2011 by Societas Oculorum Arcanorum.

The sound permeating from this EP is a satisfying balance between raw black metal mixed with a subtle traditional heavy metal sound. Quite honestly, this is one of the only bands who can maintain this kind of multifarious combination. The production is not clean, but rather unforgiving and primal. The guitar is absolutely mind-bending and crepuscular, with some riffs that are very rock and roll. These riffs are nothing short of entrancing and memorable.The bass surely does not reveal itself and is drowned out in the majority of the mix; however, the EP is strong enough on its own that it is certainly not missed.The vocals are traditional with screams of full of despair in the distance, and the drums are tasteful and full of interesting fills – a very intriguing listen.

Plaga are a gem among Polish black metal, producing an exclusive sound that is not to be forgotten. Looking forward to what is next on the horizon for this project.

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