Alkerdeel are a band from Belgium that plays a mixture of raw and primitive sounding black metal, drone and sludge and this is a review of their 2012 album "Morinide" which was released by ConSouling Sounds.
Drums are all slow, mid paced to fast drumming 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, as for the sound effects they bring elements of experimental and drone to the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine raw and primitive sounding black metal with drone and sludge together to create a sound of their own with a great amount of heavy distortion behind the riffing as well as some punk influences and dark sounding melodies, while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very old school sounding Slayer style guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams that have a very depressive tone to them at times along with some deep growls and spoken word parts, while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Belgian and English and cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it while you can 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 Alkerdeel are a very great sounding hybrid of raw and primitive black metal, drone and sludge and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Winterteens" and "Du Levande". RECOMMENDED BUY.