Thursday, July 19, 2012

Khors/Wisdom Of Centuries/Candlelight Records/2012 CD Review

  Khors  are  a  band  from  Ukraine  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical  style  that  I  would  describe  as  being  atmospheric  pagan  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Wisdom  Of  Centuries"  which  was  released  by  Candlelight  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music  at  times  as  well  as  mixing  in  some  tribal  sounding  percussion,  while  the  synths  bring  a  very  dark,  pagan  and  atmospheric  sound  to  the  music  with  some  ambient  elements  being  utilized  at  times,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  is  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  atmospheric  pagan/black  metal  riffs  that  mix  raw  and  primitive  element  with  a  great  amount  of  melody  as  well  as  a  more  modern  sound  mixed  in  with  some  more  progressive  influences,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  guitar  solos  and  leads  that  utilize  a  great  amount  of  talent  and  skill,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  they  use  finger  picking  to  add  to  the  more  progressive  elements  of  the  music.

  Vocals are  mostly  high  pitched  hateful  black  metal  screams  that  utilize  a  deeper  tone  at  times  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  whispered  vocals,  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  nature  and  paganism,  as  for the  production  it  has  a very  strong,  powerful  and  heavy  sound  without  sounding  either  to  over  or  under  produced  in  addition  some  of  the   songs  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  album  from  Khors  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Black  Forest's  Flaming  Eyes"  "The  Last  Leaves"  and  "The  Only  Time  Will  Take  It  Away".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

1 comment:

  1. Khors is my favorite band and this album seems as good as they previous works. I like 'Mysticism' more than other albums, but this album can be even better, will see when disk will be out and album will be listened in full quality!