Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Blackend Horizon/IV/2013 EP Review



  This  is  the  final  review  of  a  recording  from  Blackend  Horizon  which  continues  their  crust  influenced  atmospheric  black  metal  sound  while  also  adding  in  new  elements  with t he  ep  being  self released  in  2013  and  called  "IV".

  Drum  programming  ranges  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  beats,  while  the  synths  when  they  are  utilized  bring  a  very  dark  and  atmospheric  sound  to  the  recording,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars  and  at  times  they  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to them.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  atmospheric  black  metal  riffs  that  are very  raw  and  primitive  sounding  with  some  crust  elements  as  well  as  some  soft  and  clean  playing  that  bring  some  post  rock  elements  to  the  recording  and  there a re  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on t his recording,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  they  use  finger  picking  and  full  chords  to  add  more variety  to  the  recording.

  Vocals  are mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  that h ave  a  depressive  tone  to  them  with  some  spoken  word  parts  being  utilized,  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  German  and  English  and  cover  dark  and  anti  war  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  while  you  can  still  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  ep  from  Blackend  Horizon  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  crust  influenced  raw  and  primitive  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "..kalter  Regen"  and  "A  Land  Of  War".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.      

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