Belphegor are a band from Austria that mixes fast black metal with death metal and this is a review of their 2000 album "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan" which was released by Last Episode.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars, as for the keyboards when they are utilized they bring a very dark, atmospheric and ritualistic sound to the music and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine the heaviest and darkest elements of black and death metal together with some melody being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of clean playing being utilized on the last song, while the lead guitars are very chaotic sounding black/death metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from high pitched black metal screams to deep death metal growls, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Anti Christian and Perverted themes with some parts being written in German, as for the production it has a very dark, powerful and heavy sound to it.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding recording from Belphegor and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vomit Upon The Cross" "Diabolical Possession" "Sadism Unbound" and "Cremation Of Holiness". RECOMMENDED BUY.
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