Von are a band from California that has been featured before in this zine with the musical style on this recording being black/death metal with some experimental elements and this is a review of their 2013 album "Dark Gods: Seven Billion Slaves" which was released by Von Records and is the first in a 3 part trilogy.
Drums range from slow to mid paced to fast playing with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from s low to mid paced black/death metal riffs that utilize some experimental elements and dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing while still retaining some raw and primitive elements, while the lead guitars are very dark sounding black metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are all deep black/death metal growls along with some spoken word samples being utilized at times, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Darkness, and Occultism, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion while this is a great recording from Von some people might not be into the progression but the open minded fans of this band and people looking for something different should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hands Of The Black Death" "Dark Gods" "DevilWhore" and "RawRot". RECOMMENDED BUY.