Black Blood Stigmata are a band from Ohio that plays a very dark form of black metal with some death metal influences and this is a review of their self released 2012 CD demo.
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffs that mix some dark and occult sounding black metal with the darkest death metal influences, while the lead guitars are very early 90's sounding black/death metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when t hey are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to enhance the darkness that is coming out of the music.
Vocals range from high pitched black metal screams to deep death metal growls, while the lyrics cover occultism and darkness, as for the production it h as a very dark, raw and primitive sound in the early 90's tradition with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Black Blood Stigmata are a very great and dark sounding old school black metal band with a darkened death metal edge and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Illuminate A New Sky" and "Resurrected By Black Spells". RECOMMENDED BUY.